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My cleaner is having a very easy week

Due to living alone, I am not in the habit of making a mess. I never scatter things around and always put everything back where it should be once I have used them.

It is also instinct for me to clean up anything spilt, so if I spilled a little milk while making a coffee I would clean it immediately. In fact, I even have a few cloths and scourers that I brought with me on holiday. As a result there is very little for the cleaner to do.

Earlier today she called while I was in the apartment, so I took my coffee and sat on the balcony. She tidied the bed sheets and emptied the rubbish bins, but when she looked around there was no need to clean anything. She was only in the room a matter of a few minutes.

Of course I do not begrudge her this peaceful week because she must have some very busy weeks when the apartments have a lot of families, especially with young children. After all, these girls do a very important job in a holiday resort and probably get rather poor wages as a result.

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JeanC wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:42 PM

I am messy at home, but when I go on vacation and stay at places with cleaning staff I am always cleaning up after myself so I don't add too much to their workload since they work very hard for what little money they make.

UK_Writer wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:45 PM

Yes, they earn their low wages when the lads are on holiday and being sick :)

LadyTrouble wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:46 PM

I am sure that she appreciates that she had very little to do in your rooms, cleaning wise. I have never been on a vacation where I have stayed in a resort. It's always been a hotel, of course I've only been on one vacation.

Koalemos wrote on February 13, 2015, 2:13 PM

I am fortunate in that I am accustomed to being tidy.

Koalemos wrote on February 13, 2015, 2:14 PM

That must be horrendous, but of course it is all part of the job.

Koalemos wrote on February 13, 2015, 2:15 PM

Nevertheless, there will have been a cleaner who came around ever day to tidy the room.

AliCanary wrote on February 13, 2015, 3:36 PM

That would be such a hard job, to clean up after people. Especially the bathroom!

Koalemos wrote on February 13, 2015, 4:01 PM

The job is essential as part of he tourist industry, but these girls do not get the appreciation that they deserve. always make a point of giving the cleaner £10 or the local currency equivalent before leaving, although sadly not enough people do. Most only tip the reception staff or barstaff etcetera.

nbaquero wrote on February 13, 2015, 4:27 PM

Koalemos I think you are the ideal customer (guest) for her, light work and quick cleaning routine.

crowntower wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:09 PM

That is so cool and when you really leave alone there is a small tendency that you might need to work everyday, imagine you have to clean your family's mess LOL! I don't think it will help to improve our writings in here because many hours was being spent in cleaning the house. LOL!

zabelle51 wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:38 PM

I usually don't even let the cleaning staff in, I prefer to do the cleanup myself. :)

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 13, 2015, 7:41 PM

I worked for a while, in my younger days, doing housekeeping at a restaurant/inn, and I can assure you the pay is low and the work is hard. Now, I always leave a nice tip for the housekeeper when I stay overnight at a hotel, motel, or inn.

bestwriter wrote on February 13, 2015, 7:52 PM

Unless there are kids around a hotel room hardly ever needs the kind of cleaning that the cleaner would have to break her back.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:21 AM

I am quite sure that she also gets more than enough people who provide her a hard week.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:22 AM

It is not too bad for me because I never allow the house to become untidy.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:23 AM

You are the first person that I have known that prefers not to allow the cleaner to do the job.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:25 AM

It is a very underrated job and far to few people acknowledge the work that they do. I too never leave without giving something to the cleaner.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 2:26 AM

That makes a difference at this time of year because not many children are here, but in summer it must be horrendous.

rosepetal wrote on February 14, 2015, 12:04 PM

I really can't say I am messy at home. I will keep everything in ship shape form. But hubby, makes up for my tidiness.

Koalemos wrote on February 14, 2015, 12:32 PM

So if was on holiday by yourself you would have a very tidy room like I do.

cheri wrote on February 18, 2015, 11:23 PM

That is one of the advantages of living alone. I have three kids in the house who contribute a lot in messing the place.

BodieMor wrote on March 6, 2015, 11:31 AM

I'm sure she was grateful to encounter a tidy person for a change. Many people get slack on holiday, knowing they will have someone to clean up after them. (My husband, a tidy person himself, is still always amused at my efforts to clean up for the cleaner.)

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Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:30 PM

I cannot even imagine the amount of work involved in that scenario.

Koalemos wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:32 PM

There is no effort required in my case because I simply carry on as normal.