Hello, Jenny and welcome back to Just Answer.Since you have had this same cleaning lady working for you for the past 5 years and you are obviously happy with her work, I think the $100 per day sounds like a correct amount, especially if she's there for quite a few hours and you feel she does a thorough job. It's very generous of you to pay the extra amount for her transportation, especially considering the high price of gas nowadays (if she drives); if she takes a taxi or public transportation, it's still right of you to pay her extra towards that.Your end of year bonus is very generous and if she knows she is getting this bonus at the end of the year, she will continue to do excellent work for you. It's a great incentive and it sounds like you were fortunate enough to find someone you trust, who does great work and I'm sure you're envied by many of your neighbors!As long as you are happy with the work that she does, I believe you are paying her a very nice salary and I'm sure she appreciates it.
Hello Cher, I forgot to tell you that she works from 11:30am to 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm Mon, Tue and Friday. My house have eight rooms and 5 bathroom plus the basement. When she stays late i paid her extra $20 or $30 dollars. It seems that she is now concern cause she is telling a friend of mine, that other people paid $200.00 only for couple of hours. And i forgot to tell you that i always give her the ride home, cause the $20.00 dollars i give her is for her transportation in the day time.
Hi again, Jenny and thanks for your reply with some additional and important information.When she comes on these three days a week, is she cleaning the entire house every day, top to bottom, or does she concentrate on one area of the house, each day?Do you consider staying late, after 6pm?Does she do any cooking and/or laundry, also, or just cleaning?
When you say you give her the ride home, do you mean you drive her home, yourself?Has she hinted to you that she would like a raise?Thanks,Cher
Monday's she cleans the kitchen, on the dinning room she only swept, she cleans 4 bathroom and mop the floors. Only occasional she stays after 6pm most of the time is when i travel. no cooking no laundry only iron on tuesdays. Yes i drive her home, Yes she hinted me for a raise, I just want to know that am doing the right thing i also pay her cash, should i pay her from now on with a check and give her a 1099. i want to do everything the right way.
Cher, i already gave her a 1099 at the begining of the year she needed for her daughter to get into college, so my accountant suggest me to paid her by check and keep providing a 1099 for her, she seems to be fine but my question is the salary will change if i start paying her by check? i just want to do the best for me and her so in the future i won't expect any surprises from her. I also forgot to tell you that when she is sick or can't make it to work I paid her for the day even thought she didn't work the day for me. Because as you know the more nice that you are with people sometimes they take advantange. This is my last question, Thank You
Cher, so should i keep paying her cash or by check as my accountant requested so I could have proof for my records, cause to be honest at this point i don't trust nobody and her friends either which i think there are the ones that are telling her to ask me for a raise. And i want to do everything by the books or NYC Employment Dept. Thanks