Tip #3 Holiday Gifts or Annual Bonus
After another challenging year, many employers want to reward their domestic workers with a gift or bonus. We encourage employers to be clear about nature (Is it a gift or bonus?) and reason (performance, extra workload, appreciation). We also recommend being very clear if the worker can expect something similar in the future. Managing expectations for the future leads to longer term employment situations and mutual gratitude and respect. Aside from cash bonuses, some employers give a small personal gift that shows they care. Thinking of gifts based on your helper’s interests and preferences is the perfect way to say ‘thank you’!