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Guide to Hotel Housekeeping

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Author: Mary E. Palmer
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,478 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 2,520
Added to site: 2011.07.03
mnybks.net#: 30311
Genre: Instructional
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be sufficient from the housekeeper.

On assuming the duties of a new field, the housekeeper may remember merely a few important duties; for instance, she must carefully scrutinize the time-book and learn all the maids' names and stations. Next learn the location of rooms and become familiarized with every piece of furniture in them. Then, step by step, she should build up the general cleanliness of the house. This is by far the most important of all the requisites pertaining to hotel housekeeping. Guarding against difficulties encountered with the employes and with the managers' wives is secondary.

A housekeeper that can not take orders is not fit to give them; if the manager asks for the removal of an offensive employe, the housekeeper should immediately get rid of the objectionable person. If the housekeeper fails in deference to the manager's wishes, is not that good evidence that she is not a good soldier? She should be eager to maintain the dignity of her position--must maintain it in fact-

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