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Carmen205 Fri 09-Aug-19 09:56:03

Hi mums, I currently work every Sunday cleaning an office and at first it was going really well; I was just left to get on with it. I've now been there for 5 months and each week I receive an email from my manager asking me to complete basic tasks on my next shift. I'm getting really irritated as these emails come through to my personal address and they feel really patronising and unnecessary. The most recent email comes after I took last Sunday off (I get 6 days holiday and they hire in from an agency to cover me). Is it just me or do people agree that this is stupid? I'm a cleaner, of course I'm going to hoover the floors. Not only do i find these instructions annoying but it also worries me that they don't have confidence in me, despite working there for 5 months and always completing each task on the cleaning list. I'm not sure how to address this issue with them, or if I even should bring it up.

QforCucumber Fri 09-Aug-19 10:40:37

I wouldn't take it personally, she's probably just noticed things and noted them down over the course of the week - you could request that she leave it as a note for you to come into rather than email it to you.

Wetwashing00 Wed 14-Aug-19 09:12:17

Are you the only person who cleans the office?
Is it only done on a Sunday?
It could be that by Thursday it looks minging.
I am a little passive aggressive and I personally would list ALL the tasks I am completing and leave it on her desk.

ChesterDrawsDoesntExist Wed 14-Aug-19 12:37:01

So you have been doing the tasks already and she isn't happy with your work? Are there crumbs and dust etc after you have cleaned and she thinks you're not doing it or is she telling you beforehand what will need doing beforehand because that is seriously patronising shit and I would either tell her straight that you are aware how to clean or just look for a different cleaning job.

If it's your work though then I'm afraid you simply need to do better. No manager should have to tell an employee how to do a very simple job that they've been doing for 5 months.

ScreamingValenta Wed 14-Aug-19 12:44:47

Could you ask for a check-box list that you could simply re-use every week - ticking to confirm a task is done?
You could also ask for a meeting with your manager to discuss how things are going generally.
If you're only booked to clean once a week, unless the office is inspected first thing on Monday, they are bound to find crumbs and things as the week progresses, so perhaps also ask how you are being assessed - what they are basing this on.

allymcn Wed 14-Aug-19 13:02:27

😂😂 calm down. She's just being specific. If you don't like it get another job

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Lilyofthefields Wed 14-Aug-19 14:43:18

Can you ask her why she sent you this list? Clarify whether it's because she thinks you haven't been doing these so far.

Carmen205 Thu 15-Aug-19 20:40:53

Okay I think you are the one who needs to call down😂 This isn't my first job and I have dealt with worse bosses but this is currently an issue I am experiencing and wanted other's opinions. Perhaps if you don't have anything useful to say then don't say anything at all smile 👍

Carmen205 Thu 15-Aug-19 20:45:10

Yeah these emails are coming on the Friday before I come in. I am the only cleaner and come in once a week at their request so the place is untouched all week. It's frustrating because it seems like they are complaining about mess which has been made before I've even come in to work. Just seems very patronising to me. I was initially given a list of tasks to complete and I've continued to use it as a guide so there isn't anything that gets missed. If it continues I think I will politely ask if there is a problem and if the continuous emails could stop. Thanks!

Nowisthemonthofmaying Thu 15-Aug-19 20:50:32

I would just send her back the list of tasks you were given and reiterate that this is what you complete every week and ask if there is anything extra that needs doing? Just write it as if you're trying to save her time by letting her know so that she doesn't need to send you a list every week! And say that if there are any issues in particular on the Monday after you've been in, to let you know.

daffodilbrain Fri 16-Aug-19 14:58:48

Why don't you just ask her if she is happy with you as you'd get to disappoint ? Email tends not to be a great comms tool so I'd have a little friendly chat

PlaceYourItemInTheBaggingArea Fri 16-Aug-19 19:19:11

As pp says, send her your list and tell her this is your baseline clean and would she like to add anything to it.

Annoying though isn't it? Maybe give her some eggs and tell her your granny sent them? 😂

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