Wire­less not in tune with facts

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IN THE Co­conut Wire­less col­umn last week, the Gazette re­ported that two lo­cal footy play­ers had com­plained a lo­cal com­pany had over­charged them when clean­ing up their unit.

There were sev­eral fac­tual er­rors in this re­port.

The clean­ers did not spend 44 hours clean­ing the prop­erty or over­charge the clients. The ac­tu­ally spent 22 hours clean­ing and charged for 20 hours and this was en­tirely jus­ti­fied and cor­rect.

The “small” unit was ac­tu­ally a three-bed­room, three­bath­room apart­ment.

The clean­ers also were not hav­ing smoko when the cli- ent saw them but were in fact buy­ing clean­ing prod­ucts for the work and this time was not in­cluded in their in­voice.

The Gazette mis­tak­enly did not speak to the clean­ers be­fore pub­lish­ing, but af­ter proper in­ves­ti­ga­tions have de­ter­mined the clean­ers in­volved ac­tu­ally de­serve a gold medal for their ef­forts in putting in what can only po­litely be de­scribed as an ex­tremely tough day at the of­fice which no one would like to be faced with.

For the clean­ing com­pany and any ex­ist­ing or po­ten­tial clients of the com­pany in­volved, the Gazette can only apol­o­gise for the mis­take and any dam­age caused by our er­ror.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.