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Old 09-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Is it best to tip daily or at the end of the week?
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Is it best to tip daily or at the end of the week?
Daily, if shift changes happen in the middle of the week, you risk the mousekeeper that takes care of you will not be there at the end of the week.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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Daily, if shift changes happen in the middle of the week, you risk the mousekeeper that takes care of you will not be there at the end of the week.
Thanks. Guess that would be logical. Lol.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #19
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What about tipping if you're staying at club level? We usually do $5 a day but have never stayed at CL before.
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Is it best to tip daily or at the end of the week?
We tip daily as well rather than one lump sum when we are check out
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:50 PM   #21
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I have a friend who works in Mousekeeping and her daughter works at the front desk of the same resort. They say the majority of the guests do not leave tips, the housekeepers don't expect it, and they get paid very well. She told me not to tip, so I quit leaving tips when at WDW.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:22 AM   #22
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I have a friend who works in Mousekeeping and her daughter works at the front desk of the same resort. They say the majority of the guests do not leave tips, the housekeepers don't expect it, and they get paid very well. She told me not to tip, so I quit leaving tips when at WDW.
Nonsense.
We have met and talked to many mousekeeping ladies over the years.They do not make big money and mostly are poor.
Those few dollars are more than welcome.

Besides I would tip every one that makes my bed,cleans my room and bathroom although I am a clean freak and never leave any dirt behind.

We pay five dollars twice a day. The morning housekeeping and the ladies the do the turn over get the same amount.
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What about tipping if you're staying at club level? We usually do $5 a day but have never stayed at CL before.
We tip five Dollar twice a day.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #24
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Nonsense.
We have met and talked to many mousekeeping ladies over the years.They do not make big money and mostly are poor.
Those few dollars are more than welcome.

Besides I would tip every one that makes my bed,cleans my room and bathroom although I am a clean freak and never leave any dirt behind.

We pay five dollars twice a day. The morning housekeeping and the ladies the do the turn over get the same amount.
Amazing how people will reject facts that don't match their world view.
Housekeeping at WDW is not a tipped position.
Tip if you want, but don't say "nonsense" to the facts.
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Also, I remember seeing some cute envelope templates with different Disney characters on them. I'm not sure if it was here or if anyone knows where it was.
Here is a link to a site I print my Mousekeeping envelopes from. You can either print them on a standard envelope or print them out as a envelope template that you can make yourself. ( comes in great when I don't have envelopes in the house ).

http://www.themouseforless.com/downl...ekeeping.shtml
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:32 AM   #26
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My husband and I worked in service industry for years and always leave a tip. Our rule of thumb is $5 left each day (there are different housekeepers each day). On our last day, we usually leave $10. I like the idea of specially printed envelopes.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:59 AM   #27
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They say the majority of the guests do not leave tips, the housekeepers don't expect it, and they get paid very well.
The maids at WDW start at minimum wage. I wouldn't say that they are actually raking it in. They are on their feet all day, cleaning up after people. Tipping is up to the individual, but I wanted to point out that making minimum wage isn't getting paid very well for doing what they do.
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Amazing how people will reject facts that don't match their world view.
Housekeeping at WDW is not a tipped position.
Tip if you want, but don't say "nonsense" to the facts.
Amen. Disney is already getting thousands of dollars from me...I don't feel inclined to tip mousekeeping....or the bus
drivers....or the guy driving the boat...or the actress playing the Little Mermaid....or the cast members on the rides....or the lifeguard...come on.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #29
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Housekeeping at WDW is not a tipped position.
Tip if you want, but don't say "nonsense" to the facts.
What are the facts, though? The word of a friend of a friend saying that the maids make excellent money? In another thread on this board, somebody claimed the maids made $5 a day from the majority. This person did the math and said the maids were making $18,000 a year in tax free income.

So...what are the facts? Are maids overpaid, paid well, or barely scraping by on minimum wage? I'm guessing it's the latter.

I don't want to get into a tipping argument, and I'd venture to say that tipping isn't expected. I guarantee it's appreciated. I find fault with the argument that maids are paid really well and that because somebody who worked at a front desk at Disney says not to tip, that nobody should.
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If this continues to degenerate into another ridiculous argument over the housekeepers' salary, this thread will be closed. Whether or not one tips housekeeping is a personal choice. The OP has chosen to tip. How about helping her out by letting her know how much you generally tip housekeeping at WDW, if you do.
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