My sister-in-law started working for a company that offered maid service to the local hotels. She really enjoyed the work, and she couldn’t believe how good her tips were. She told me that since I didn’t have a job at that time, I should sign up to work with the same maid service she worked for. She was so excited when I agreed to go to her company and put in an application. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to work for a maid service. I was an educated and trained business supervisor. It wasn’t my fault the company closed their doors. I thought I would find another job in no time, but there weren’t a lot of people who wanted to hire someone in their fifties. The people at the maid service seemed really nice and they helped me to learn my job. I ended up working mornings at one of the large casino resorts in our area. I could always tell when the people in the room had won big that night. They always left me a good tip. If they were just there for fun, I often didn’t get anything. The maid service never asked us if we got tips, they just paid us a fair wage. I thought for sure I would be out of the business of being a maid, within a year. I had just passed my one year anniversary as a maid, and I was still enjoying it. I got to talk to a lot of nice people and my sister-in-law was right about the tips. They were much better than I had thought they could be.