General Chat Thread, Cleaners... in General; What do yours do? We've just had ours replaced with a new..well, lets be generous and say "woman"..
Apparently she ...
12th June 2008, 08:57 AM #1
What do yours do? We've just had ours replaced with a new..well, lets be generous and say "woman"..
Apparently she wasn't much good in her last area, but in here...useless. We've left deliberate crisp packets on the floor - ignored. PCs? Dusty. Floor? Not vacuumed..
Out of curiousity, I pulled up the CCTV footage to see what she does...5am, there she is..vacuum is pushed around any open area of floor. No chairs moved, no pods examined. 5 minutes later, she wanders around with a duster, dabbing at obvious marks..no "wipe the desk" cleaning at all.
Bins emptied, but the room is done and she's on to suite 2...vacuum comes in, look, take it back out. walk around the edge desks with a duster held down doing the front 6 inches of the desk, pick up a big bit of litter, wander off.
She's in for a good 90-120 minutes..what the hell does she do in that time? It's not cleaning, that's for sure.
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12th June 2008, 09:00 AM #2
We have that problem here too. I call it 'crud blindness' - the inability to see a mess right in front of your nose....
12th June 2008, 09:02 AM #3
I got same problem with cleaners not emptying the bin in my office
BTW - isn't that an un-ethical use of CCTV
12th June 2008, 09:14 AM #4
Cleaners? WTF are they? We've got people here who fall over if not propped up using broom handles, are they "cleaners"?
12th June 2008, 09:37 AM #5
Our room hasn't seen a cleaner in 5 years. No, tell a lie, we had a cleaner come in once and never return. We have to empty our own bin, vacuum our own floor, dust our own worksurfaces.
I'm not against doing it, but when people walk in and say "god this room is filthy" it makes it look like we get it that filthy in less than a day as it was obviously cleaned the previous night.
Cleaners excuse: "You leave at 4:30 and we haven't got a key to your room"
OK great, but you start cleaning at 3:15 so surely doing our room BEFORE the ones you DO have a key to would be logical?!?
12th June 2008, 09:52 AM #6
Something logical happening in a school? Surely not!
12th June 2008, 10:03 AM #7
Hello all what are we doing here????
character assassinating the cleaning staff, who I think you will find get paid very little for what they do and let's face it would you do it for the money???
don't think so
have we become so unprofessional that all we find to do each day is gripe about how the world is failing us come on people were better than this get a grip not a gripe!!!!
shame on you for picking on poor defenceless cleaners who clean up sh*te that other people leave all over the place.
12th June 2008, 10:09 AM #8
Their rate of pay is still no excuse for doing a poor job. The same would apply to anyone, not just cleaners. If you are paid to do a job it should be done properly.
12th June 2008, 10:24 AM #9
No such thing in modern day Britain.
Originally Posted by Gatt
12th June 2008, 10:25 AM #10
Quality here went down when it was outsourced - prior to that the cleaners took a pride in their rooms - after it went out - there was high staff turnover as the long time cleaners said they weren't given enough time to do a proper job and left - now its just a constantly rotating group who seem to do the bare minimum. They never come in our room as they don't have a key and don't get to here before we leave.
12th June 2008, 10:28 AM #11
Ours tends to empty our bin into a bin bag and then leave the old bin bag in the bin, rather than removing the crap bin liner and replacing it with the new one.
We did a major clean our selves yesterday- got the hoover and everything! Second time this year that the floor has seen a hoover.
But to be fair they don't have a very nice job, and in our office we should be able to clean up after our selves!
12th June 2008, 10:38 AM #12
What - CCTV or un-ethical practice
Originally Posted by Ryan
Last edited by Gatt; 12th June 2008 at 10:43 AM.
12th June 2008, 10:41 AM #13
A long time ago we had a lovely old lady who was very conscientious about her cleaning. The computer suites she did were always spotless but the only problem was the fact that every night she used to give all the computer screens a quick once over with the same cloth that she used to wipe the benches down with....the result was a screen with a smeary fog all over the front of it! We used to drop subtle hints but she never twigged.
12th June 2008, 10:42 AM #14
It could be worse, we had a cleaner here who was throwing away hard disks and stuff, straight off the workbench into the bin!
12th June 2008, 10:43 AM #15
Wow the exact opposite here. The cleaner who does my room has an almost fanatical devotion to cleanliness. I get told off if I leave a mess
The PO has high standards and anyone is found wanting then they are fired. Seriously its ruthless.
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