Pros: Occasional free lunches, 401k, listening to music while working
Cons: Short breaks, unprofessional work environment and staff, Extreme inconsistency in scheduling
Typical day at work started with clocking in, getting clipboard of room assignments, stocking cart with necessary linens, toiletries, rags, and cleaners, Clean about 2-3 rooms, get a 10 min break, clean 2-3 more rooms, get have a 30 min lunch break, then finish the rest of the rooms on your sheets, fit in a 10 min break if you've worked long enough (7+ hrs), complete assigned common room's chores, re-stock cart & linen rooms, clock out.
I learned that family owned and operated businesses have the potential to be highly unprofessional, and what to inspect when staying as a guest in a hotel.
Management was friendly but stern at first, then quickly turned into verbally and emotionally abusive as well as unprofessional with family employees in front of other employees and guests.
Co-workers ranged from nice to not-so-nice. Non-relative customers were friendly, cooperative and respectful. Family employees were often rude, unprofessional, and dramatic.
The hardest parts of the job would have to have been the 30 minute time limit on cleaning a room even if it was extremely dirty, the extreme inconsistency of schedule and taking criticism in the form of threats to job security, yelling and insults.
The most enjoyable parts of the job was the solace in cleaning and being able to listen to the radio, and the occasional breakfast bar leftovers being available to us in the employee fridge.