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I work as a service coordinator/receptionist for a serviced office. We recently got rid of our day cleaner, and since then my job has been a nightmare. We are now required to do housekeeping jobs on top of our normal job requirements. We now, on top of our admin duties, have to:
take care of the cleaning during the day (at night we have cleaners)
take care of kitchens, including all floors dishwashers
take care of toilets, restocking them with paper etc but also cleaning them if necessary
That would be fine, we have managed so far, but today my manager gave me a broom and asked me to clean the the main street pavement in front of the building every hour or so, to remove leaves and cigarette butts. I feel this is becoming too much.
I have never been afraid to work and I am not squeamish at all. I used to work in the hospitality business and I always did all sort of cleaning tasks, no problem, but I think these requests are becoming too much. Especially because I am supposed to be a receptionist/service coordinator, not a housekeeper!
How can I communicate with my manager that no, I am not going outside the building to sweep the floor, for all the pedestrians to enjoy the show? Unfortunately our contract is cleverly written, and says that we need to "take care of the building look and appearance", leaving the door open to many interpretations.