A Person or a Company... What is the difference?
An individual that services your home takes all the money that you pay them and spends it how they desire therefore they can charge whatever they feel is fit.
A company that you hire charges on more than just a desired amount. They charge based on size of the home, length of time needed, company expenses, taxes and employee wages. The housekeeper employed by the company then gets an hourly wage and you the home owner don’t have to pay the household employee tax or become liable for anything that happens to that person while they are in your home.
What If You Were the Housekeeper?
We Appreciate Being Appreciated!
If leaving a monetary tip please make sure to alert the company if you have included it in your check or leave a note the day of service. Tips are not expected in most fields and I admit that I feel a little weird getting a bill and it being a demand that I tip a certain percent - especially if the service was non-satisfactory. Tips are, and should be, acts of kindness and appreciation to those that perform a service that affects you in a good way.
Make your housekeeper smile by showing an act of appreciation and kindness. I am sure one small act of kindness on your end will go very far in their next visits to your home.