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Aherdofmims Wed 17-Dec-14 16:23:45

Should be a week's pay, right?

If an individual person not a company where individual changes.

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 17-Dec-14 16:26:50

I don't think there is any 'should' in this situation, it varies. I think a weeks pay is what a lot of people give though and it seems reasonable to me.

silveroldie2 Wed 17-Dec-14 16:52:06

I give my cleaner £50 for Christmas but up to you.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Wed 17-Dec-14 16:57:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MetellaEstMater Wed 17-Dec-14 17:05:27

I give a week's salary (£50) and a box of chocolates, but I don't think it's a 'should' thing.

Itscurtainsforyou Wed 17-Dec-14 17:07:26

Another just doing a tin of chocolates. But now feeling a bit tight (& skint!)

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 17-Dec-14 17:08:27

I do wine/chocolates/flowers. I think a week is generous. You may think I am tight.

Boysandme Wed 17-Dec-14 17:11:47

Certainly no 'should' about it. People vary widely in what if anything they give.

This year mine is having a box of chocs and a bottle of raspberry vodka that I know she really likes, total cost £25. Her usual weekly pay is £20.

Boysandme Wed 17-Dec-14 17:12:45

That said I think a box of chocs is fine.

goldenlilliesdaffodillies Wed 17-Dec-14 17:16:49

Box of chocolates and a treat for her dog.

HandMini Wed 17-Dec-14 17:17:58

One week's pay here.

HeraldAngelSinging Wed 17-Dec-14 17:20:05

For me, a week's pay for my cleaner would be £30 (comes once a month for 3 hours). I find it hard to find even that so I bought a £5 box of Lindt chocolates for her.

mellicauli Wed 17-Dec-14 17:23:29

I get a nice box of chocs, nice bunch of flowers and a week's pay. Is that mean?

mellicauli Wed 17-Dec-14 17:24:07

oops posted too soon. I then menat to say I don't pay her if she doesn't work between xmas and new year..

chickydoo Wed 17-Dec-14 17:28:41

My cleaners come once a fortnight they charge £60
I give them £30 for Christmas

BallsforEarings Wed 17-Dec-14 20:09:53

As a cleaning business owner we don't expect pressies but love a card with a lovely message in!

We get lots of wine, chocs and tips which are shared around between us all but our fave thing are the cards with messages stating how much our clients value us! Maybe we are just a soppy bunch! :-)

We give all clients a small box of chocs and a promo calendar to say thank you for their business!

Waltonswatcher Wed 17-Dec-14 20:12:45

I'm giving my cleaner a day off and a trip to Liberty -without the kids!

HeyheyheyGoodbye Wed 17-Dec-14 20:14:24

Nice card with double her fee inside. Love my cleaner - she's a gem! She leaves everything at right angles. I love coming home when she's been!

Bowlersarm Wed 17-Dec-14 20:17:57

Yep, weeks salary here.

lurkerspeaks Wed 17-Dec-14 20:23:29

I'm giving mine holiday pay for the two bank holidays and half a weeks wages.

FinallyHere Wed 17-Dec-14 20:31:36

We pay Treasure her usual rates, so that she can have a holiday of she chooses, or come in and be paid as usual, thereby earning double rates.

We know we are very spoiled to have her, and like to make sure she feels appreciated.

Me624 Wed 17-Dec-14 20:49:03

This is the first year we've had a cleaner. She does 3 hours a fortnight (£36) but I was planning on putting £20 in a card. We only spend about £30-£35 each on most family members so it seems wrong for the cleaner to get more than that!

Shardlakelover Wed 17-Dec-14 20:58:07

I give my cleaner two weeks' wages for both Christmas and her birthday in recognition of the fact that she doesn't get holiday pay.

RattieBagTheOldHag Wed 17-Dec-14 21:05:09

It's usually a weeks salary from me too. I actually pay my current cleaner two weeks pay but that is because she is a brilliant employee and hasn't taken a single day of sick in all the years I have employed her. She is never late and never leaves early.

I also pay her for bank holidays. I give her the choice of double pay if she comes in or normal pay if she takes the day off. (She always comes in grin )

WhenWillISeeYouAgain Wed 17-Dec-14 22:35:13

So, if my cleaner would be due to come on Christmas Day, tomorrow do I give her this week's money and next week's, or both plus another week? I'm confused!! fconfused

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