There are so many things we like about living in the 21st century. Equal rights for women, people of colour, and the LGBT community; hot water; electric vacuum cleaners; and the internet. This is a great time to be alive. But when it comes to looking for inspiration figures and quotes, we often find the past is the place to look.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”
– Benjamin Franklin
We think this quote is particularly important in today’s world of cheaper, faster, now, now, now. It’s easy to forget that something is lost when consumers are always demanding lower prices. For example, Canada used to have a large textile industry, but now most of our clothes are manufactured in Bangladesh. Spoiler alert, Canadian jobs aren’t the only thing sacrificed when we outsource our clothing manufacturing to developing nations — lives are too. Don’t believe us? The CBC documentary Made in Bangladesh is pretty eye-opening.
But our material goods aren’t the only things facing consumer cries for better and more at a lower prices. Industries employing skilled professionals who provides services like photography and cleaning are also being hurt by this mentality, and so are consumers. It’s simple arithmetic, if a business is undercharging for their service, they’ll need to provide their services to more customers to make ends meet. This means, they’ll be forced to cut corners and spend less time on each individual client. We refuse to operate this way.
At Rocky Mountain Manpower, we firmly believe in providing a quality service to all of our clients. That means charging a realistic fee, so that our employees can take the necessary time to maintain your business’s high standard of cleanliness. That reminds us of another of our favourite quotes:
“Quality means doing it right when nobody’s looking.”
If you’re looking for a cleaning company whose high standards, social ethics, and environmental stewardship can make you proud to recommend them to your business colleagues, look no further than Rocky Mountain Manpower. We specialize in keeping your business (no matter how large or small) clean and tidy. Call us today at (403) 375-9980.