Diary of a Housekeeper

This weekend was a little bit busy because of Nigerian Independence Day falls on monday, so many guests checked in for the long weekend. I can remember marching at the stadium and performing some stunts when I hear 'EYES RIGHT' to salute the Governor of my state. Now, I'm all ...

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Forgive me everybody for I have sinned, I have a crush on my supervisor. He is not just hardworking and passionate about his job but also tall, dark and handsome. At first, I couldn't imagine myself in a relationship with a housekeeper but it seems that is all I think about now. Luckily, he's ...

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I got into trouble with my Head of Department today because I broke one of our security rules but I am glad it was my HOD and not someone else. I was cleaning a room and we are always to have our key on us but as I went out to get shampoo from my cart, the guest in the next room called me into his ro ...

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This past weekend, a group of blind people came to stay in our hotel and they came with their guide dogs. Some of the dogs were cute, some were ugly but all of them were hairy. I prayed each morning after breifing that I don't get assigned to the rooms with the dogs but I always found myself ther ...

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There was a room I cleaned today, I wish the guests were not in it when I got there. The parents were out but their two teenage daughters were in the room. I went in and greeted but only one responded. I started emptying the dustbins but they would throw more trash into the bin or on the floor. I lef ...

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I was trying to seek for greener pastures so I applied for another job in a five star hotel. I'm glad I decided to try it out first before tendering my resignation letter in my present hotel.I got the job during my annual leave but I ran back to my 'family and friends' hotel at the end of ...

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I got into trouble today. I didn't have the chance to have breakfast this morning so I was starving. I got in and started my shift but everything was going wrong. I was dizzy, weak and for some reason, I had an argument with my colleague. The clock was ticking like the battery was running down an ...

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Wow, Valentine's Day

I wish everyday was Valentine's day. I could feel love in the air between many couples and some family members and even the guests. Our guests were really nice today, very few of them complained about anything and there were a lot of 'Do Not Disturb' signs on the doors so fewer rooms for ...

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I resumed at work yesterday and met the typical sunday morning shift. Even though you can sense that there is less tension in the hotel from managers as they are all at home, it's still not the best day to work. The guests wouldn't just wake up early and those checking out always do so late. ...

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This strike has even worsened the usual slow january business. I have not seen the hotel this empty before but I think I like it - for a change, it's just that we are already getting ourselves in trouble. I was running to catch the staff bus so I don't spend my little money on transport fares ...

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It's a New Year.

Finally, the Christmas and New Year celebrations are over. The hotel is getting quiet but we have a lot of cleaning up to do as our rooms were almost like camps. We have to get the freshness back as soon as possible. But why is there hardly business every January? I don't mind at this point becau ...

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My Christmas day at work

I was not excited about going to work on Christmas day but I guess it's what comes with the job. So I woke up on christmas morning, all dressed up for work. I got myself the santa cap, just to get myself into the christmas mood. Our guests would not even wake up early so we couldn't start cle ...

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