August 21, 2008
I have a college education.
I am also a hotel maid.
Some of us are educated, and no, I didn’t take housekeeping courses at the local college. Some people think that since we “are merely maids” that we’re uneducated. That is entirely not true. I am intelligent, well-traveled and I know my shit.
I also like my job. I take pride in my job. I do well at my job.
I have no reason to look elsewhere.
July 26, 2008
Have you ever stayed at a hotel and checked your pillow cases? Next time you stay, check them. Are they clean?
Are you suuuure they’re clean?
Are you sure someone else’s head hadn’t slept on it before you did? That some stranger, with possible cooties, could have slept on your pillow case. And as you lay your head to sleep, those creepy-crawly cooties will venture onto your head and in your ears, and have their way with your scalp.
Not my idea of a good time, if you ask me.
Next time you stay at a hotel, check your pillow coverings. Make sure there are no hairs. No spots. No stains. No drool or anything else that could potentially be yucky, for they are not always changed.
July 17, 2008
The toothbrush is one of the most vulnerable items you can keep in your hotel room. Do you leave it out on the vanity . . where a person has easy access to it? If so, it has had an opportunity to venture in a housekeeper’s mouth. Or your toilet.
A toothbrush left hanging around is just asking to be toyed with. A bored housekeeper, with say . . a piece of breakfast in her back tooth may see it and take full advantage of your toothbrush. And probably even the paste, as well.
Or maybe she’s feeling a bit more frisky that day and she’ll swirl it in your toilet . . just to give it some added flavor. Did you notice the flavor? Perhaps not, but maybe you did.
Do you know where your toothbrush has been?
July 17, 2008
Many people are completely oblivious to the world around them . . . especially when they stay overnight in a hotel. Do you know what goes on in hotel rooms other than sleeping? Besides the obvious, yes, but what about when it’s supposed to be cleaned . . do you know what the housekeeper is up to?
I’ve been in the housekeeping-service industry for years. I know the ins and outs of keeping a room clean and well-maintained. Housekeepers are the eyes and ears of the hotel. We see all, we hear all . . we even smell all. You’d be surprised at what we know, what we witness and what we would love to forget.
And then you have the cleaning aspect of the job. Is your room actually clean?
I’m one of the good guys. My OCD goes a long way in this business because I do care about my job. I do care about what I do. I do care about my abilities to serve others. I do care that the guests are kept clean and healthy. But not all housekeepers care.
That’s where I come in. That’s what this blog is geared toward. Though I won’t tell you my name nor which reputable hotel chain I work for, just know that staying at a hotel . . is not always a good idea.