When thinking about the worst jobs in the world, cleaning is certainly high on the list. It’s an industry for the brave-hearted and hard working. For this reason, cleaners around the world are a special bunch with stomachs of steel and very few complaints.
When I started in the industry over a decade ago, I was amazed at the resilience and work ethic of the people I met. Everyone is on an even-playing field because it’s hard to have a bigger ego than your colleagues when no one is above cleaning a toilet.
If asked about the hardest aspect of the job, many have said that it’s not only the physical work but also the unappreciative aspect to the job. It can be a tough gig but I work hard to create a culture of appreciation and recognition within my team and to reward their efforts – in particular when dealing with the industry’s dirtiest little secrets!
I asked our team of cleaners their memories of the worst cleaning experience and as you can imagine, there are more than a few! Below are the top nine worst things our cleaning team has ever seen…
Warning: Not for the faint hearted.
It certainly confirms that some things are just better left to the professionals. Although it might make our stomachs turn at times, our clients need quick turnaround times to know that their properties are hygienically safe for all occupants and visitors. And we have the best team for the job – with brave hearts and sleeves rolled up ready to go!