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Old 12-09-2005, 04:22 PM
nolanfan34 nolanfan34 is offline
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Default Tipping question du jour

Quick poll, and I need answers swiftly.

I did search past tipping threads, but I didn't see anything specifically referencing this.

Do you tip people who do house cleaning? We're having a cleaning place come to clean the bathrooms and kitchen in the new house we're moving into. They should be there about 2 hrs. This is a one-time deal, and not something we're going to be hiring as permanent service.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:24 PM
4_2_it 4_2_it is offline
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As a rule, I'd say no. If they are hot and wear French Maid uniforms, then I think I would probably make an exception.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:24 PM
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No. I don't tip my cleaning service.

I guess you could throw them a Merry Christmas bonus or whatever, if you feel up to it.

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Old 12-09-2005, 04:32 PM
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Hi nolanfan,

How much does the service cost?

Formulating estimates,
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:37 PM
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if they clean good, 10% would be nice.

especially if these chicks are working for an agency and don't get all of what you're paying.

and especially if they give you a reacharound.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:38 PM
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Yes, I'd tip them. How much depends on the cost of their service, time it takes to complete, how many there are, how well they do it etc.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:41 PM
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Sometimes you want to tip the helper, Like I used to work with my dad sanding floors and he wouldn't get a tip but since I was helping him (sweep, sand corners etc) I would get a tip varrying from 20-100 dollars depending how big the job was.

So if they have like there daughter/son or some apprentice helping I'd say toss them a bone, they wont be getting paid much as it is
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:42 PM
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I vote no. I have people who come every week and I give them something extra for the holidays, but I wouldn't tip on a one-time thing. But, I also don't usually tip the housekeepers in hotels either, so I might just be a cheap bastard.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:42 PM
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Read dependent.

For a one time job, typically not. For a regular, yes, assuming they do a good job.

For a one time person, only if they did exceptional work.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:58 PM
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QUICK REPLY:

They estimated about 2 hrs, two cleaners, $140 total. It is through an agency. Throw in an extra $10 for each at the end?
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