Very self-challenging and knowlegable job.
I worked with Crothall Heathcare Services at Sim's Veteran Nursing Home for about two years. It was my first job right out of high-school. I loved that my job was very closed to where I was living at the time, and the fact that I was considered a State employee was even better because of the benefits. I had great healthcare coverage and was able to get dental coverage as well, which was definitely a plus for me. On a day to day basis I would clean up to 30 rooms a day from top to bottom. That included everything; from dusting every door hinge, down to mopping every floor.
My manager was awesome. He wore a suit and tie most days, but would still manage to make it down the halls to check on all of his housekeepers to make sure things were going okay. If anyone ever needed help on learning how to do something, he would kindly throw on a pair of gloves and show them hands-on how to do it. He always made a way for his housekeepers to still enjoy coming into work each day and he gave us goals to strive for so things never got boring. All of my co-workers we so very different from each other. But, we all seemed to get along great and help each other out when needed. Our lunch breaks would be spent together with laughs and smiles.
My job as a housekeeper was a lot more self-challenging than most. The job was very strict on how to clean a room in 10 steps based on State Standard Procedures. It made for great time managing skills so you were able to get everything done in a day without falling behind. I learned many skills involving time management, sanitizing/cleaning correctly, and learned how to build my own routines from day to day. The job required a lot of knowledge because you had to know about each and every chemical you were using, where you could and couldn't use it, if it were flammable or a skin irritant, and how to properly store it. This job taught me how to organize and be self-sufficient.