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Housekeepers work incredibly hard. They keep family homes clean, cook meals, shop for food, wash the laundry and often take on financial management roles. In some circumstances they may also be managing other employees such as cleaners so it’s a job with a large workload.
It’s always important to show that those who work hard are appreciated. One job where this is particularly vital is that of the housekeeper. In a domestic situation they keep the home tidy and running smoothly and it’s often when the rest of the family aren’t at home. In commercial situations, housekeepers are there early before anyone else arrives or they work late into the night to clean rooms for the next day. Their unusual working hours or those of their employer sometimes mean those who care don’t see them to say thank you. There were several occasions where a housekeeper was thanked in wonderful ways:
Housekeeper arrives at work to a big surprise
Homeless and short of money, a young woman approached a hotel in Utah with a ‘Now Hiring’ sign outside. They needed a housekeeper and found they had struck gold. She was given a room at the hotel to live in and in return cleaned harder than anyone else in the past. When her loyalty was discovered, she was rewarded by a group who call themselves ‘Give Back’ with a secretly filmed reward. As her manager said – ‘you deserve it’.
No more driving a red bucket to work
Fannie Randall had been the housekeeper at a hall of residence at the University of South Carolina for 24 years. When it came to graduation day this year, former resident Alicia Jewell decided to raise money as a huge surprise to give Fannie the transport to work she deserved.
No more duct tape to buy!
New life after never taking a day’s holiday
Cara Simmons had been struggling with life; her health was poor and she was trying to keep her head above water financially as well as raise three children. Working as a housekeeper she never took a day off work and when her dedication became known, it was decided to reward her with a day she would never forget and the surprise of a lifetime even her closest family hadn’t been told about.
How to show your appreciation for your housekeeper
The role of your housekeeper is to keep your life running smoothly. Without them there would be extra work to carry out at the end of a busy day, washing piling up in bedrooms and bathrooms which really shouldn’t be entered without a health warning.
Whilst giving them a house or $500 may be out of your reach, you can reward your housekeeper in lots of ways.
Here are some ideas:
– Chocolates from a luxury handmade confectionery producer
– Pamper session; facial, pedicure and manicure
– Day trip to a favourite destination; pay for a train or coach ticket for your housekeeper and family to have a day off at your expense
– Chauffeur your housekeeper on their day off; take them shopping or for a drive in the countryside for a pub lunch
– Treat them to a luxurious evening meal at a top restaurant
– Surprise them with a day off; fully paid of course
Sometimes it’s the little things that count and so you don’t need to spend a huge sum of money, it’s all about making it personal and meaningful for your housekeeper. Lovely surprises really brighten up the day and even if it’s a few hours off one morning with a trip to the local café for tea and cakes on you then it will really make your housekeeper feel incredibly special.
If you need a housekeeper you can surprise with a random act of kindness
If your life is busy and you need a housekeeper, talk to SupaCare. They have a number of housekeepers who are loyal, hard-working and incredibly organised. Talk to this experienced recruitment agency today and they will be able to find you a housekeeper you’ll be wanting to surprise more than just on random occasions.