Dear PoPville readers,
This is a photo from this year’s Well-Paid Maids company picnic.
It was held in June and it was an awesome day. We rented a pavilion in Rock Creek Park near Peirce Mill, got catered food from Federalist Pig, played Kan-Jam and cornhole, and got to know each other a whole lot better. Maybe you’ll recognize Johanna or Nishad in that picture, who have both been profiled on PoPville in the past and are still with us.
For many of our employees, the picnic was far from the only paid day off they had this summer. Over the last few months, we’ve had staff use some of their 22 PTO days to travel to a variety of destinations including Las Vegas, New York City, Minneapolis and Charlotte.
We encourage our employees to take all of their vacation each year, and with Labor Day around the corner we still have a few more staff vacations coming up to round out the season. Other folks are waiting until the winter holidays and some are saving up for international trips next year — our PTO rolls over so that nobody loses out on valuable time to rest and relax.
Other cleaning companies don’t do this. They don’t offer 4 weeks of paid leave or have company picnics or pay a living wage. They see workers as a cost to be minimized and burn through overworked and underpaid staff all year long. Many don’t even classify workers as employees, choosing instead to hire independent contractors who are not eligible for any benefits whatsoever.
As the D.C. area’s first and only living-wage home cleaning service, Well-Paid Maids starts employees at $17 an hour and provides everyone with a comprehensive benefits package from day one. We think it’s the right thing to do and it allows us to hire and keep the happiest and hardest-working cleaners in the business.
Click here to learn more or book a cleaning today. Not only will you be doing something nice for yourself, you’ll be helping us prove that a job with dignity is possible for everyone.
Have questions? Feel free to shoot us an email at [email protected]. Hope we can serve you soon!
Founder, Well-Paid Maids