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Ask MaryPat – “Will I get reimbursed for miles & supplies?”

Dear MaryPat, I absolutely love my new job! I love little Katie and I’m happy with the schedule and the pay. Thanks for helping me find this job! There is one problem though. Mrs. Smith told me that she would pay for the gas in my car and that she would give me a little spending money to buy food and art supplies for projects…

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Training New Employees

We read recently at a business web site that a leading research and management consulting firm had found that “67% of employees learn about their jobs from co-workers and not from their bosses.” For in-home domestic employees, they are often (in fact nearly always) the only employee in the household, and for better-or-worse, have no co-workers to turn to for advice, guidance & training. This…

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Returning to Work as a Housekeeper During a Pandemic

Whether you are interviewing for a new position or returning to work, your professional life during a pandemic is going to look a lot different these days. From taking your temperature before you leave for work to wearing a mask throughout the day, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself and your clients as safe as possible.    Safety first!  Take your temperature every morning.…

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Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Since the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many families have reached out to T+C looking for resources to help them talk to their children about race and diversity. We have pulled together the following resources and tips that we hope can be helpful to both Clients and their children. Resource Guides: Buzzfeed – A Teacher’s Favorite Children’s Books On Racism Anti-Racism Resources for…

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Unemployment Benefits

Chelsea, our dedicated Homepay rep, has answered some questions pertaining to the changes in unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus. Here is some information we found helpful: Question: What does California State unemployment benefits usually pay and for what length of time? Is it a percentage of your average earnings or is it the same amount for every individual? Answer: Benefits are generally paid out…

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Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Do You Know the Difference?

As a Housekeeper, keeping living areas clean is the primary responsibility of your job, but did you know there is a difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting? Educating yourself is the best way to help your Clients and limit exposure to chemicals and unwanted germs.    Cleaning:   Cleaning a home and household items involves removing dirt, dust, and grime from various surfaces. This includes vacuuming, dusting,…

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Practice New Skills During Shelter-in-Place

As we are all aware, the world has changed a lot in a very short period of time due to the Coronavirus, and many domestic staffing professionals are unable to work under current “Shelter-in-Place” orders. We recommend using some of this time to invest in your career and your future. When it’s time to return to work, you will be ready and more prepared than…

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