What do you do if your housekeeper asks for the washing machine?
What do I do if my housekeeper, in a desperate bid to get the washing machines working, asks me to get them working for her?
That’s what the RTE news channel’s newsreader, Jochen Müller, did on Thursday, after the company that produces the washing stations had been fined €40,000.
The fines were announced in August following complaints by the Consumers’ Association of Ireland, the Irish Retailers Association, and the Irish Government.
The companies argued that the payment of €40k for one washing machine was not in accordance with the law.
They said they did not want to pay such a fine because it meant they had to spend €60k to get a washing machine back.
Müller said the company had to pay €40K because it was the company’s policy to not ask for the machines to be turned on.
But he said this policy could be changed if the company did not have to pay any fine in the future.
Muller said the washing station’s customer had been upset and felt cheated.
“She wants to know what is going on, but we do not know.
We have a customer who asks us to turn on the washing-machine and she feels cheated,” he said.
In a statement, the company said the €40-per-unit payment was for a washing station that was not used for washing at all.
However, the customer said she felt cheated because the washing service was not a washing-in, washing-out service, but was instead an in-service service that needed to be paid by the end of the week.
She said she had been asked to buy washing machines for €10.50, but this was a much higher price than the washing cost she paid for the first washing-station.
She said she paid the extra €10 for the last washing-service she needed.
The washing service company said it had been working with the Consumer’s Association of the Republic of Ireland to resolve the issue.
On Thursday, the Consumer and Consumer Association of Europe (CCCE) also announced that it was looking into the issue of payment of a washing service charge to customers.
There have been concerns that the Irish Water supply and supply chain has been used as a tool for a private company to avoid paying a statutory minimum wage and an EU minimum wage of €7.50 per hour, which is higher than what is legally required.
A spokesperson for the Irish Independent said the Irish government was reviewing its current payment structure and that it would continue to work with all suppliers to find ways of keeping costs down.
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