Oh, back in the gravy days, when I could afford having a maid, I loved my housekeeper. I paid her extremely well, and would always give her big tips and bonuses when Christmas came around.
My husband and I were, and still are, slobs, but we knew how our bread was buttered. She was going to school to become a nurse. After she graduated, we gave her a glowing letter of recommendation.
My husband is in a wheelchair, so we embellished her duties a bit. Even after she got a job as a nurse, she still came to clean our pig pen. Nothing feels better than leaving a messy house and coming home to one that is spic and span.
Sometimes I would find her cleaning things and tell her don't do that, it is beyond your job description. She would smile and just say, "don't worry," and turn back to what she was doing.
To all maids, housekeepers and pig pen wrestlers: I thank you! It is an extremely tough job.
Treat them well and you will get it back ten-fold.