Does anyone in the Smoky Mountain area give their house keeper a Christmas bonus? If so, how much. My house keeper is great and gets fantastic reviews. What about other vendors? And what about a raise for the new year?
@Walter Franey I think a Christmas bonus or gift is a nice gesture of appreciation, especially since they do a great job for you. I intend to do that for my housekeepers this year (I didn't last year mostly because I procrastinated too much).
I don't have other vendors I use frequently enough to consider a gift. As for a raise, my housekeepers set their own rates, I am not going to dictate their rates to them. (I've told them they SHOULD raise their rates, but so far they haven't taken me up on it!)
I'm definitely doing it for my cleaner, maintenance team. They've earned it!
I definitely want to give my cleaner a bonus. But how much is the question?
When I had nannies or cleaners I gave them a bonus of what would be a weeks salary at the beginning of December so they had it to spend for their family for Christmas.
Bonus should be equivalent of one turn per property they clean, or a minimum of $100. I would say this is not market specific unlike the title of this thread. Which means someone in Coffeeville owes his housekeeper a nice bonus this holiday season.
I agree with Lucas, $100 is what I have done in the past.
I’m from a small town in Texas and we have lots of little shops that make delicious homemade food items and my housekeeper loves Buc-ee’s. Lol. So I’m going to put her together a gift basket of items from here and take it to her when we go spend Christmas at our cabin.
For those who have never been to a big Buc-ee’s gas station, you must make a stop at one if ever in Texas or if you’re lucky enough to get one of the few they are building outside of TX.
I also give my housekeeper a small bonus every time a guest checks that the house was sparkling clean in their review.
In a few days I'll take my housekeeper to Kansas City for the weekend to watch a Chiefs football game. I'll take her out to dinner then sleep with her.
Yes, we'll be surprising our cleaner with a small bonus this year, probably around twice their flip rate. They work hard and communicate well.