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Old 07-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Mousekeeping

DH and I spend a week in the All-Star Music Resort in December 2009. We made origami tips for mouse keeping but they didn't take them after the first day. We are coming back to Disney for my birtday in November and the Full marathon in January. We want to do the origami money again but want to make sure that Mousekeeping takes it everyday this time. Any tips or suggestions???
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Maybe try putting them in or affixed to an envelope that says "housekeeping"...
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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We had this problem on one of our trips to BWV. I had decorated envelopes, clearly labeled Mousekeeping. But we were there half the week before someone finally took them. At one point, I asked at concierge to see if I was doing something wrong but they were just as baffled as I was. Other trips we've had no trouble. I'll keep doing it though.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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I put my tip on the bathroom counter under housekeepers name card.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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I put my tip on the bathroom counter under housekeepers name card.
We tried that. We also tried putting in in the middle of the (totally unused) stove so it wouldn't be missed in the bathroom clutter. We had the envelopes sealed, unsealed (with money sticking out) and tried writing the days on it, etc. It was really baffling.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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I had this happen at POR. I could not understand why the maid would not take her tip, odd.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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I thought we were the only one! We left a tip for the first 3 days at Pop, but no one took it so we just stopped leaving them.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:51 PM   #8
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I put my tip on the bathroom counter under housekeepers name card.
This is exactly where we put them as well
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences with Mousekeeping. I forgot to mention that we had the origami in stockings that said mousekeeping on them. I might try a treasure hunt in November and see if I get a better reaction.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #10
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences with Mousekeeping. I forgot to mention that we had the origami in stockings that said mousekeeping on them. I might try a treasure hunt in November and see if I get a better reaction.
Could you explain this? Do you want your housekeeper to go on a treasure hunt for her tips?
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #11
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences with Mousekeeping. I forgot to mention that we had the origami in stockings that said mousekeeping on them. I might try a treasure hunt in November and see if I get a better reaction.
Housekeeping has to clean so many rooms in a specific amount of time. Do you really think that they have time to go on a treasure hunt? Can you imagine if a supervisor walks into your room and sees a housekeeper looking high and low for something, and not doing her regular job? This to me is a good way to either get fired, or be accused of trying to steal something from a room.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:36 AM   #12
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Umm. You can't be serious. A treasure hunt? If the origami is clearly marked "mouse keeping" and they didn't take it, they don't want it!!
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences with Mousekeeping. I forgot to mention that we had the origami in stockings that said mousekeeping on them. I might try a treasure hunt in November and see if I get a better reaction.
The only other thought I had is that while we on the DIS (and other places) call it "mousekeeping", the CM may not have known that "Housekeeping" and "Mousekeeping" are the same thing. As others have said, something simple and obvious is the best. The housekeepers are really busy and don't have extra time to look for things and if they're not certain it's for them, they're not going to risk it by taking it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences with Mousekeeping. I forgot to mention that we had the origami in stockings that said mousekeeping on them. I might try a treasure hunt in November and see if I get a better reaction.
Like a PP mentioned, if mousekeeping is caught having a treasure hunt while they are suppose to be working, that could cause potential issues. They are there to clean, not go on treasure hunts.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #15
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Ours were in clearly marked bright yellow mousekeeping envelopes. They were never taken.
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