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Do you tip your cleaning lady?

It honestly never dawned on me to tip her. She has been coming since i got pregnant and i have never tipped her. I just leave the money on the counter and she has a key. I honestly have only seen her once and she will text me if she has a problem. Should i be tipping her and how much? I was going to give her a bonus for christmas but didnt think about tipping her on a weekly basis

Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I think your original mindset is great. If she does something amazing and unexpected in a good way maybe tip on next service but I wouldn't say on all.



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  • Thank you!! my friend at work was in shock i didnt tip. i had never even thought about it

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • A bonus would be totally appropriate, but I don't think tipping is necessary.
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  • I don't tip. Unless it is a cleaning service? Otherwise all that money goes right to them. I do give Holiday bonus money. 

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  • htn1763 said:
    I don't tip. Unless it is a cleaning service? Otherwise all that money goes right to them. I do give Holiday bonus money. 

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  • it is a retired lady who cleans cause she is bored at home. she has a business name but it is really just her

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • We don't have a cleaning lady, but the people I know who have one don't tip, they just do a bonus around the holidays.  
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  • I don't tip but I pay her an extra two weeks for her Christmas bonus.

  • thanks everyone!

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I have a service and they always send 3 ladies to do the job (the same ones) which means that they are able to clean our 2 BR condo in only an an hour and a half which is so convenient.  They charge $80 and I leave that plus a $20 tip every time.
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  • I sure don't tip myself!! I should start!! Haha. I wish I had a cleaning lady!
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  • I only tip during the holidays but my cleaning lady works independently and uses my cleaning products and vacuum so I don't feel the need to give anymore than I do.
  • Mine is paid under the table. I think I may be more apt to if it was a service where taxes and company overhead were taken out as they would probably make a heck of a lot less. I do plan to get her a gift card or something extra at Christmas.
  • I don't tip, except at Christmas, but I am pretty sure I am overpaying. She's been with me since I was single in a one bedroom...when the babies comes I am going to,ask her to come more often during the first month or two...
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  • I don't tip. I leave the amount on the table and she has a key. I do plan on giving her a little extra for the holidays though.
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  • We've had the same lady for almost three years who comes once a week.  Like almost everyone else, we give her bonuses at big holidays--like Eid and Christmas

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  • I think I need to get myself a cleaning lady :))
  • Amydarg said:

    I think I need to get myself a cleaning lady :))

    Me toooo!!!! Oh at least start thinking about tipping myself!!! :o)
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  • What schedules do you folks have, what do they do, and how much do they charge?

    I have a Roomba so I don't need help with floors, but I would loooooooove someone to come an hour once a week for the bathrooms. 

    Is this weird? What do others do?
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  • mine does the floors including using a wood cleaner on them and mops the kitchen and bathrooms, she cleans my bathrooms (showers, toilets, sinks etc) wipes down the cabinets and doors, dusts. he is usually here 2-3 hours and she charges 45 a week she is super cheap

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • 45 $ a week for all that! :-O
  • yep i also live in a HUGE military area where there are a ton of military wives trying to clean your house for cheap so there is a huge supply with not as much demand

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I tip 20% each time.
  • I don't tip. But I gift generously during the holidays and pay her well to begin with. I don't think tipping is the norm unless they are staffed through an agency.
  • I don't tip, and it's also not always the same 3 ladies. We pay 85 for 1 hour and the 3 ladies do all the bathrooms floors kitchen dust etc etc. They bring their own supplies. I will tip them around the holidays, but once LO comes I will be switching to an all natural cleaning products service.
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  • I'm with the holiday bonus crew...

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