Well-Paid Maids is the D.C. area’s only living-wage home cleaning service.
All of our staff members are employees, not contractors. They earn a living wage of at least $17/hour and receive a full benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, disability insurance, paid family leave, 100% employer-paid commuting costs and 22 paid days off annually (5 sick, 2 holiday and 15 vacation).
Paying a living wage benefits our business in many ways. It improves recruiting. It reduces turnover. It increases service quality. It motivates customers. Those are all great things, but they aren’t why we do it.
Take a moment, scroll up, and read the interview with Clarence, who joined us this month and is off to a fantastic start.
From an email:
“How lame is it that the keynote speaker to this year’s White House Correspondents’ dinner is boring old historian Ron Chernow?? Wouldn’t you rather see a sharp-tongued and super woke comedian like, say, Haywood Turnipseed Jr. whose performed at the Kennedy Center take the stage? Wouldn’t it be fun if The Donald himself made an appearance??
Forget the Nerd Prom the night before, The Unofficial Correspondents’ Dinner is a first-of-its-kind Political Roast show that will feature a constituency of DC’s best comedians, in character, for a bipartisan bashing of epic proportions. (more…)
14th and Monroe Street, NW
This is the former Jenkins BBQ space (forever Ruby Tuesday in my heart) that closed back in early January.
Thanks to all who messaged about the big news from Washingtonian last week:
“Iron Age is known for its affordable all-you-can-eat menus ($20-to-$25 per person in the Washington suburbs) and industrial red-and-black decor. DC diners can expect the same, though some locations have slight menu variations. The Columbia Heights spot, located at 3365 14th St., NW, will likely fit around 35 tables.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett
From an email:
“On Wednesday, May 8, Chipotle Mexican Grill, known for its real ingredients and fresh food, will open its first restaurant east of the Anacostia River. Plus, the first 50 customers will receive Chipotle swag!
The new restaurant is located in the Shops at Park Village at the intersection of Alabama Ave SE and Stanton Rd SE (1571 Alabama Ave SE). Normal hours of operation will be 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days per week.“
Update from Ward 4 Council Member Brandon Todd: “According to MPD this is an apparent suicide not homicide.”
A reader reported a shooting homicide in the 1300 block of Randolph Street, NW just before 1am last night.
Ed. Note: From the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – “No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rex Block
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1805 18th Street, NW
Last week I mentioned that the original Mandu space gutted by fire nears reopening as Anju, Korean Restaurant and Pub. The liquor license placard is calling for longer hours Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 1:00am, Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 2am. Which is good. But still looks like a bit of a ways to go before opening: (more…)