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Old 04-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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Link for the Mousekeeping envelopes plus other things to print out http://www.themouseforless.com/downloads.shtml#trip

Personally I don't tip Mousekeeping, others do.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=wayneg;4472

Personally I don't tip Mousekeeping, others do.[/QUOTE]

I was reading earlier on the US bit of this forum (before I found the UK bit) that H(M)ousekeeping is not a tippable position & that they are not supposed to take the cash and infact most of them hand in to their boss & thosse that don't if get caught could be fired, done by the tax man.....
I was planning on tipping daily as I always do when staying in a hotel for more than a night, but I don't want the money going to Disney (they'll be getting enough off of us) so is there anyway to check this out?

Actually I may call Disney tmx & ask!
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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Housekeeping tips are personal - it isn't a tipped position so they are not getting taxed on expected tips however I do believe all tips have to be declared.

When we used to stay hotels I used to tip however since staying DVC I no longer tip - partly as I never remember when they are coming

Even when we stayed on a cash booking in Feb at OKW I decided not to tip as the housekeeper wasn't great - she got tipped the first day but not the rest however this unfortunatly meant the one great housekeeper we had in the middle for one day didn't get tipped either.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:54 AM   #19
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Hadn't seen this thread before, it's definitely interesting to read everyone's differing opinions on tipping housekeeping.

No matter where we are in the US we always leave $2 a day tip (2 adults). I usually leave it on the bed as figure they'll know it's for them as they'll be making the bed.

When at RPR for a week, we were nearing the end of the holiday and instead of notes we had alot of change to get rid of so were leaving the $2 in change. The woman who cleaned our room was so appreciative of the fact it was coins as she told us she could use it for her bus fare home
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #20
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I was reading earlier on the US bit of this forum (before I found the UK bit) that H(M)ousekeeping is not a tippable position & that they are not supposed to take the cash and infact most of them hand in to their boss & thosse that don't if get caught could be fired, done by the tax man.....
I was planning on tipping daily as I always do when staying in a hotel for more than a night, but I don't want the money going to Disney (they'll be getting enough off of us) so is there anyway to check this out?

Actually I may call Disney tmx & ask!
Interesting. We tip $2 a day in any US hotel that we stay in but this had made me think twice.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #21
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We usually make envelopes with a mickey head with the word keeping next to it and usually make those up before we go on holiday so that money is taken care of
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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I've come across this thread on mousekeeping

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....sekeeping+tips
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #23
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I was reading earlier on the US bit of this forum (before I found the UK bit) that H(M)ousekeeping is not a tippable position & that they are not supposed to take the cash and infact most of them hand in to their boss & thosse that don't if get caught could be fired, done by the tax man.....
I was planning on tipping daily as I always do when staying in a hotel for more than a night, but I don't want the money going to Disney (they'll be getting enough off of us) so is there anyway to check this out?

Actually I may call Disney tmx & ask!
As PP's have mentioned, Mousekeeping is a non-tipped position, but as you can see many people do tip

Last year I was good friends with a CM in Mousekeeping on my college program at WDW, and I know for a fact that she took all her tips, along with her colleagues. She didn't hand them to her boss, but have no idea if she declared them or not But she, and others, did keep them.

They were not 'pooled' either - as in shared with everybody. If they were cleaning that room, and there was a tip, then they took it and kept it
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