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    do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Id like to hear about opinions concerning mousekeeper tipping.
    As for us....: We DO NOT tip the mousekeeping folks.
    It is a non tipped position.
    However, some of you do tip. Everyone is entitled to their feelings and opinions.
    I simply wont tip a non tipped position. Unionized position at that.
    However, Im a firefighter/medic and would like to see some of those tips!!! lol

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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    I would say it depends on how good of a job they do I guess. I've never gone by myself yet, so I can't say that I have tipped them. But my mom has before. I'm not really sure how I feel on this part of tipping yet.
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    We tip. We normally do not have mousekeeping come in until we have left the resort, and then just leave about $2 per day of our stay.
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    It doesnt matter if your staying at the Grand Floridian or a Howard Johnson in Oregon.....you always tip if they do a good job.
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    We absolutely tip!!!
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    We tip Mousekeepers.

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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    I leave a tip a day, $1.00 per person which is normally $4.00

    If I am really organized before I leave I put the cash in an envelope and mark it Mousekeeping. And in return we generally are left extras. It is a win-win!
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardsfire View Post
    Id like to hear about opinions concerning mousekeeper tipping.
    As for us....: We DO NOT tip the mousekeeping folks.
    It is a non tipped position.
    However, some of you do tip. Everyone is entitled to their feelings and opinions.
    I simply wont tip a non tipped position. Unionized position at that.
    However, Im a firefighter/medic and would like to see some of those tips!!! lol
    We tip 2 dollars a day. We also learned that if we left the money sitting out they didn't take it. Once I started putting the cash under the little cardboard paper that had the housekeepers' name on it, then they took the cash. When you consider how much work they do and how little they make, what's a couple of bucks a day at Disney?
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    I don't unless I receive exceptional service. As mentioned, I don't view it as a "tipped" position. If they come in and leave me towels, make up the bed, and vacuum...that's doing their job, not exceptional service. If I had a child who was ill and they had to clean up?? Oh you bet I'd tip!!

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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    We ALWAYS tip - especially if they do an excellent job, which, I don't know if it is just our luck, but we find the mousekeepers to always do a great job. My family is 6 people, and sometimes we bring extended family along, so with all these people staying in a 2 bedroom villa, its sort of necessary to tip. Sometimes they even run the dish washer for us while we are out, which we think is pretty nice.
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardsfire View Post
    Id like to hear about opinions concerning mousekeeper tipping.
    As for us....: We DO NOT tip the mousekeeping folks.
    It is a non tipped position.
    However, some of you do tip. Everyone is entitled to their feelings and opinions.
    I simply wont tip a non tipped position. Unionized position at that.
    However, Im a firefighter/medic and would like to see some of those tips!!! lol
    Being a firefighter/paramedic myself, I completely understand what you're saying! lol! We usually do tip the mousekeepers something. Especially if they do a great job. I have found that they do some extra things when you leave a good tip.



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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    We tipped at the end of the trip. she did a good job and she went nuts with leaving the towel animals and doing a different windows displays for our room with my daughters toys and souvenirs.
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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigyanks View Post
    We tipped at the end of the trip. she did a good job and she went nuts with leaving the towel animals and doing a different windows displays for our room with my daughters toys and souvenirs.
    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. I think they really deserve a nice tip for things like that. It puts that Disney touch to things.



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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by kat228 View Post
    I don't unless I receive exceptional service. As mentioned, I don't view it as a "tipped" position. If they come in and leave me towels, make up the bed, and vacuum...that's doing their job, not exceptional service. If I had a child who was ill and they had to clean up?? Oh you bet I'd tip!!
    I agree 100% with those statements.
    I also view the cleaning and sheets..etc as doing their job. No more no less.
    However, if i came in and saw that they also..ironed my shirts,washed our dirty clothes..etc, then that would be above and beyond....then id tip.
    Mousekeepers get paid better than most CMs' I just cant justify tipping a lady in a union and not the guy/gal that attends Splash Mountain or the CM that picks up the park trash.

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    Re: do you tip the mousekeepers or not?

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone here know what the mousekeepers make? I know there are several CMs on the forums, but I haven't seen any mousekeepers. I'd be curious to know what the average salary is.
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