Monday, April 09, 2007

On Tipping The Maid

I hear the question a lot during in-home estimates. Should I tip the maid?

The short answer is no. You don't need to tip any additional money to your maid. However, the long answer is yes. You do need to tip your maid - just not with money.

At Two Maids & A Mop, the best tip that you can provide our employees is your feedback. Your opinion is important. Your opinion can make or break your two maids paycheck. So it's crucial to hear from you on a regular basis. So the best advice I can give you is to take 120 seconds from your day and use it to provide feedback regarding that day's housecleaning.

Now that doesn't mean you can't tip your two maids with a little legal tender. Many of our customers tip our employees on a regular basis. The choice is yours. But keep in mind that our employees are paid well above the industry average as long as they make you happy. So your opinion is really more important to them than your $2 tip. Because your opinion can be the difference in much bigger amounts of money.

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