Renting an apartment in BA - tipping the maid

Feb 25th, 2007, 10:34 AM
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Renting an apartment in BA - tipping the maid

We will be renting an apartment in BA for 5 weeks this summer. Since we will be there for an extended period, should we tip the maid each week or wait until the end of our visit? I want to make sure the maid gets the money. Also, suggestions for an appropriate amount would be welcome. We always tip hotel maids and I don't want to neglect the people who clean our apartment. I am concerned that if we wait until the end of our visit, the money might not get to the correct person. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 11:34 AM
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How often is your apartment supposed to be cleaned? Every day? Once a week?
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Feb 25th, 2007, 01:02 PM
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Once a week.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 05:07 PM
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I would say 20 pesos per week would make the maid EXTREMELY happy. Maybe even ten.
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Feb 26th, 2007, 04:52 AM
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Wages for maids are very low. I would say that if a maid comes in one time per week to clean the apartment and the cleaning takes two hours, a 20 peso tip would be more than her wages for the same period of time.

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Feb 26th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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avrooster and Drdawggy: Thanks very much for your advice. I feel better having some standard to base my tips on. Annette
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Feb 27th, 2007, 03:10 AM
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We use the peso equivalent of $1.00 USD a day per person throughout Latin America to keep it simple.
M (SMdA, Gto.)
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Feb 27th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Thank you, Mikemo. An easy formula.
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