i think you have to see her first then decide. If she is very good and worth it, by all means be generous to her. Some maids have many years of experience working but their attitude sucks. One clever way: promise her performance bonus by the end of her contract. I'm thinking of 1 to 2 months bonus for my maid. That will keep her loyal to you and prevent her overspending. Many maids tend to spend whatever they earn.