New housekeeper from a new agency today. Within half an hour she said to me, "I have a very close personal relationship with god". Apparently I was in a charitable mood because I let it go at that it was not an appropriate topic of conversation. Had she pushed back, she would have been out the door pronto. In six hours, she got about half the job done and now I am cleaning up after her. She could not follow a written checklist of weekly tasks. Incompetent AND delusional, you just can't make this stuff up. Rant over. Thank you.
I kinda wonder if some people feel they will get more forgiveness for a bad job if they strike a note of kindred spirits of the same religion or the label of a Christian or closeness to God to a non-religious or agnostic person. Not saying your housekeeper was trying to do that, but doing that often softens any criticism. Not with me, but for some.
I hear "have a blessed day" and may the lord bless and keep you" and stuff like that pretty regularly from the Jebus freaks. They're everywhere. I usually just ignore it rather than create a scene. However, if I were paying someone to perform a service for me and it was used, I'd make an issue of it and say something.
Do your job and leave Jezuz out of it.
tell her agency that. she talked too much and her topics were not acceptable conversation. they need to train their employees. i woudn't allow that no more than i would allow someone to come in and smoke or talk on their cell phones the whole time. its your money. thats anew code word. i have aclose personal relationship with usually its jesus around here. its delusional crap from people who lack the intellect to understand what they think the believe. sounds like to me they use their crucifix to masturbate or something
If the agency take her side on religious grounds, you might quote the following at them.
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
I read through the other comments, and see that she brought up both religion AND politics? Flat no, and certainly a call to the agency to tell them their staff need better training for being around the clients.
I am wondering if she may have seen anything in your home reflective of your atheism - symbols, documents, periodicals? That may have triggered her mission tendencies, or just fishing, and any of the above are not acceptable. Good on you in recognizing all of this and calling her out! If the agency supports evangelism they should make that apparent, allowing you to hire someone to just do the needed work. You certainly don't need that.
Best of luck!
Not that I'm in a position to hire a housekeeper, even if I were, in these days of Covid I wouldn't want a stranger in my house if I could help it. I'd look to see if she did a good job. If she were an amazing worker, I'd overlook her gabby religious fervor. Being that she's not very good at her job, that would be the criteria that would make me ask for a different house cleaner.
She might have assumed that you were a Christian and because of that, you would cut her some slack.
I needed to have my porch roof replaced and a couple of years ago, called a local siding/awning company. The salesman came, give me an exorbitant bid, and explained to me how the owner of the company was a "good Christian man" as if that meant he were honest and fair.
Wrong tactic for me. It didn't help when he said that the economy was booming under Trump and was obviously a fan of the Cheeto. I did, however, tell him that I was probably going to go for the deal (I wasn't), but I needed to think about it overnight. He said that was fine. Next day, I texted him to let him know I decided against it. He already had the paperwork ready to go! He as that sure that we were going to do business. He even offered me 10% off.
He also told me that salespeople at the company didn't work on commission. If they didn't, why was he so anxious to seal the deal?
Sorry about your experience. Those who tell me they have a close personal relationship with god might as well say it is the Easter Bunny. It means about the same to me. I do have a long time religious friend who can get into this pretty heavily and he thinks I'm just "angry at his god." They just do not get it. Back in my church daze it was testimony time once and a man stood up and told us he "was just back in the corner there talking to Jesus." I look back and wonder if this shit is real. Either way it does nothing to improve their cleaning ability.
Not to play Devil's Advocate, but when I was a Bible-thumping theist, I was just as obsessively clean as I am today and I do nothing at a pace less than "why are YOU taking sooooooooooo long??? I'll do it!"
My point? Her close personal relationship with God really hasn't got a thing to do with her cleaning abilities.
Specify next time that you prefer someone that's secular. Or even make it abundantly clear that you don't tolerate talk of religion in your home. The customer is always right if it's a good agency.