Dear PoPville Readers,
Well-Paid Maids is the DC area’s first and only living-wage home cleaning service. By providing customers with an ethical alternative in the home cleaning industry, we hope to show that businesses can thrive while paying a living wage in an industry known for worker exploitation.
All of our staff members are employees, not contractors. They earn a living wage and receive a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, disability insurance, paid family leave, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and 22 paid days off annually (5 sick, 7 holiday and 10 vacation).
As we all know, the cost of living in the DC metro area continues to rise. In January, the MIT Living Wage Calculator updated its figures and determined the DC-area living wage to be $16.90. As a result, Well-Paid Maids raised its starting wage to $17/hour last month — $4.50 above the DC minimum wage. And while some companies try to push rising costs onto customers, our prices are not going up.
For Well-Paid Maids, the living wage is not a feel-good branding ploy or throwaway ad copy, it’s who we are. If you’d like to join the dozens of PoPville readers who have already used Well-Paid Maids, check out our website to learn more or book a cleaning today.
PoPville readers can get $10 off a cleaning by booking before March 31st and using coupon code POPVILLE (not combinable with any other discount).