Housekeeping at a motel is a back-breaking job. The job is relatively simple--change sheets and clean and stock the room. The constant bending over to make beds really wears on your back. Paid minimum wage, with no benefits and no opportunity for raises. In my case, management was completely useless. We never had the supplies we needed, and I had money stolen from me and the offending party was still allowed to work in the building even though everyone knew he was on drugs. No overtime was paid, even if it was owed. The extra hours worked were just added to the next pay period. One coworker was owed over 40 hours of overtime, but only paid the regular rate. Due to management's incompetence and uncaring attitude, we were constantly understaffed so working 14 days in a row wasn't uncommon. (After quitting, I ran into a former coworker who told me she had just worked 4 weeks in a row without a day off, just because the manager was too lazy to hire someone.) Even on my days off I was called to come in. The plus side: some people leave tips, and anything found in a room that wasn't claimed within 90 days was ours to keep. I got a lot of free shampoo, etc. I prefer to work by myself, so that was a plus to me.
self-paced, tips, get to keep items found in rooms
back-breaking, low pay, unappreciated, horrible management