Pros: i enjoyed the work
Cons: the work was physically hard
A typical day at work: We would have a short meeting in the morning, assigning rooms and explaining any special circumstances. Then we would go around to our rooms opening the doors and windows to air out the room, taking the laundry out to bring to the laundry room at lunch, and checking to see if there are any leftover items in the room. Then we would clean the bathrooom, including the bathtub, shower walls, floor, sink, and counter area, ensuring no hairs were left and every faucet was shiny. Wipe down every surface in the room, and clean any and all mirrors. At lunch we would drop off the laundry and pick up any linens we need. After lunch we make the beds and arrange the towels in the rooms. Stock the room full of the items it needs, and then take a final walkthrough. The hotel had a breakfast bar which was stocked and opened every morning, the responsibility rotating through the staff. When you were assigned it you cleaned the floors and tables, and tidied the room. Re-stocked all the items including cereal, milk, juice, sugars etc. Arrange the daily pastries and take a final walkthrough before opening. The hotel also had a pool, work out room, and barbeque area that was also on rotating shifts. You would clean the bathrooms in the pool, as explained earllier. Vacuum and wipe down every machine in the work out area. Clean the tables and take out the garbage in the barbeque area.
I learned about the procedures a hotel uses for cleaning, and how to be a housekeeper. The management was friendly and fair. My co-workers were enjoyable and easy to work with.
The hardest part of the job was making the beds, especially the bottom sheet, especially when the bed was pushed into a corner. The most enjoyable part of the job was stocking it and seeing the final product.