FIRST DAY: ITT
Finding a job in a foreign country is not easy. First, you need to read and understand the English job listings. Next, you need to contact a potential employer. Finally, you need to have an interview and prove that you are the best person for the job. Your work experience and skills are very important, but so is your English.
Good communication is very important in the service industry. Misunderstandings take a lot of time to fix. Whether your job is to clean private houses, cruise ship cabins, hotel rooms or offices, this article will help you communicate more effectively with clients and guests.
Housekeeping jobs may be listed in different ways, but the most common terms describing such kind of jobs are: housekeeper (someone who is employed to manage the cleaning, cooking etc. in a house or hotel ), chambermaid (a female worker whose job is to clean and tidy bedrooms, especially in a hotel), cleaner (someone whose job is to clean other people's houses, offices etc.), domestic servant (a servant employed in a grand or middle class household), executive housekeeper (who manages housekeepers), house cleaner (similar to housekeeper), maid (a female servant, especially in a large house or hotel).
listing - jegyzék, állás ajánlatok
potential employer - potenciális munkaadó
to prove - bebizonyít
work experience - munka tapasztalat
skills - képességek
misunderstandings - félreértések
to fix - helyrehoz
the most common - a leggyakoribb
term - kifejezés
to describe - leír, körülír
housekeeper - házvezető(nő)
chambermaid - szobalány
domestic servant - háztartási alkalmazott
maid - cseléd, takarítónő
Interview for a housekeeper’s job
House Owner: Good morning! Thank you for coming today. Have you applied for the housekeeper position?
Lady: Good morning, Sir. Yes, I saw the vacancy advertised in the paper.
House Owner: Well, we are looking for a housekeeper to work 6 days a week with Sundays off. The job includes doing some cleaning around the house as well as some washing, ironing and preparing meals.
Lady: That sounds great. Is this a live in position?
House Owner: Yes, we will provide you with a room and also your meals. The day starts at 8am with an hour lunch break and the working day ends at 5pm. Do you have any references?
Lady: Yes, here they are. I have a reference from my last employer and also a reference from the college where I got my certificate.
House Owner: They look good, when can you start?
Lady: I can start straight away!
First Day at Work
Maid: Good morning, Sir
House owner: Good morning Miss Carpenter.
Maid: Can you show me where you keep the cleaning supplies I’ll need, please?
House owner: Yes, of course. We keep the cleaning equipment in the laundry room, next to the kitchen. You will find cloths and dusters and the vacuum cleaner in there.
Maid: Where do I take the rubbish?
House owner: You empty the rubbish into the bin over there. It is emptied once a week.
Maid: And the linen?
House owner: The linen for making up the beds is kept in the cupboard at the top of the stairs. The sheets and bed covers should be changed once a week.
Maid: Thank you, Sir.
House owner: If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask me!
Have you applies for the housekeeper position? - Ön jelentkezett a bejárónői állásra?
I saw the vacancy advertised in the paper. - Az újságban láttam a meghirdetett állást.
Is this a live in position? - Ez egy bentlakásos állás?
We will provide you with a room and also you meals. - Szobát és étkezést biztosítunk Önnek.
Do you have any references? - Vannak referenciái?
I can start straight away! - Azonnal tudok kezdeni.
Can you show me where you keep the cleaning supplies I’ll need, please? - Meg tudná kérem mutatni, hogy hol tartják a takarító felszereléseket?
Where do I take the rubbish? - Hova viszem ki a szemetet?
It is emptied once a week. - Hetente egyszer ürítik ki.
Bed covers should be changed once a week. - Az ágytakarókat heti egyszer kell kicserélni.
If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask me! - Ha lenne még kérdése, ne habozzon feltenni őket nekem!