Originally Posted by sherral46
Sorry I do not agree with you,We work darn hard making sure the rooms are clean for the next person coming in.and we work all holidays and weekends!and a lot of people are pigs,and they are not the ones who leave a tip.And most people who do not tip have never had to do this line of work or any manul labor.Making beds and cleaning tubs is hard work!I also never leave a room in shambles, I also strip the bed,when I leave.
You don't have to agree with me. You asked a question, and I answered honestly.
I've never worked in housekeeping, but I have worked in the service industry, and I am fully aware of the rules and etiquette surrounding proper tipping across various industries. As a waitress, I worked for $2.01 an hour, plus tips. I'm no stranger to manual labor.
Here's an important note: Tips are not supposed to be EXPECTED, they are left in appreciation for a service well performed. They are not manditory, they are suggested.
Therefore, when I am paying through the nose for a hotel room, with all of the hospitality taxes added on to that, etc., etc.., and I do NOT request any additional housekeeping services beyond having my room be ready when I get there, and then them cleaning the room when I have left it - and I am NOT a pig, by the way, I make sure that the bed linens are on the bed, the towels are on the floor of the bathroom in a pile if they were used, and there are no messes that require additional cleaning - then I will NOT leave a tip.
If I do not have my room cleaned daily when I am there, then I do not tip because I have NOT used the services. If I DO use the services, then I absolutely DO leave a tip, and it is generally at least $5, because I appreciate the service provided.