Dear PoPville readers,
Did you catch one of our employees on CNN? Click here for the video!
With Congress considering raising the minimum wage, Nishad decided to share his story about how earning a living wage at our company has improved his life and his prospects for the future. While we at Well-Paid Maids are disappointed that the minimum wage was not raised in the American Rescue Plan, we are hopeful that stories like Nishad’s can help convince Congress to act in a future bill.
As the D.C. area’s only living-wage home cleaning service, it’s obvious to us that every employee should earn a living wage. That’s why all our employees make at least $17/hour and receive a full benefits package including 22 paid days off, health, dental, and vision insurance, and 100% employer-paid commuting. As you saw in the clip, we’re able to make a big difference in the lives of our staff by paying a living wage plus benefits.
But that’s not the only place a living wage makes a difference — our labor policies make a big difference in the quality of our cleaning compared to the competition. Most cleaning companies offer bargain-basement discounts and do everything they can to cut costs. They hire contractors, not employees. They cram tons of appointments into each day. They pay low wages with no benefits.
Not surprisingly, their cleaners are overworked, underpaid and stressed out. The end result is to be expected — hurried and lackluster cleanings by people who hate their jobs. If you want a truly clean home, you need to hire a company that treats its employees well.
If you’re interested in doing business with a cleaning company that matches your values, please visit our website to book a cleaning today. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. We look forward to serving you soon!
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger