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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

I would just contact the company and ask!

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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

i would give them each $20.00 - 30.00. it depends on how cluttered your home is and how well of a job they do.

we have a lady that comes twice a week for 4-5 hours each time and she charges $20.00 an hour. she also does windows and laundry. how lucky am i?

we buy all the cleaning supplies and she brings her vacuum. i don't own a vacuum.

she refuses tips.

i wish she cooked too.

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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

$250.00 for a deep cleaning is not so bad for two people to come. I still do my deep cleaning myself with DH's help for windows which tilt in and things like blinds. Yes if yu are pleased I would probably tip each lady maybe $20.00
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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

On 6/4/2014 nunya said:

Usually the franchise gets 30% right off the top of that quote. Then each cleaner gets a percentage of what is left.

I did a brief (very brief) stint in this when I was young. I got 20 percent . So if a company quotes you $100, they get $30 off the top for supplies. So I got 20% of the $70 that was left. 14 Dollars. {#emotions_dlg.glare}

Wow...the owners make a fortune...the workers. not so much!

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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

On 6/4/2014 nunya said:

Usually the franchise gets 30% right off the top of that quote. Then each cleaner gets a percentage of what is left.

I did a brief (very brief) stint in this when I was young. I got 20 percent . So if a company quotes you $100, they get $30 off the top for supplies. So I got 20% of the $70 that was left. 14 Dollars. {#emotions_dlg.glare}

I'm curious, were you paid minimum wage (whatever it was at the time)? How many hours did you work to make $14.00?

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Re: Tip Question Again--about Franchise Home Cleaning Services

On 6/4/2014 RedConvertibleGirl said:
On 6/4/2014 nunya said:

Usually the franchise gets 30% right off the top of that quote. Then each cleaner gets a percentage of what is left.

I did a brief (very brief) stint in this when I was young. I got 20 percent . So if a company quotes you $100, they get $30 off the top for supplies. So I got 20% of the $70 that was left. 14 Dollars. {#emotions_dlg.glare}

I'm curious, were you paid minimum wage (whatever it was at the time)? How many hours did you work to make $14.00?

This was back when I graduated high school. I cleaned a few days a week because my other job was still part time. We would go to 2 to 3 houses a day, each house taking approx 2 hrs. One person does all the dry work (dusting vacuuming) and the other person does the wet work (bathroom and mopping) It was exhausting and hard work for so little money. I usually made less than $100 a week after taxes. I must have been crazy. lol oh and you had to drive your own car.