HousekeepingExercise
HousekeepingExercise
Question1
Howmany housekeepers will you need each day?
Aday shift is 9 hours and out of this, lunch break is 30 minutes and15 minutes break and the breaks are two. Total number of hoursworking is 8 hours. 8 hours is equivalent to 480 minutes. For everyroom the total clean up time is 27 minutes with a 3minute break.Thus for every room total time taken is 30 minutes. Thus in 480minutes, the total number of rooms cleaned is 480/30 which isequivalent to 16 rooms. Thus for every shift, the number of housescleaned are 16 rooms. Total Occupancy for the rooms from the recordsis 64 and this interprets to 64 rooms. Given that every shift, 16rooms are cleaned by a housekeeper, the 64 rooms will require, 64/16which translates to 4 housekeepers every day. Thus 4 housekeepers canwork in a day.
Question2
Forevery shift, the inspectors are scheduled to inspect 75 rooms. A dayshift for inspectors 9 hours and out of this, lunch break is 30minutes and 15 minutes break and the breaks are two. Total number ofhours working is 8 hours. 8 hours is equivalent to 480 minutes. Totaltime taken for a room inspection is 30 minutes. Thus in 480 minutes,the total number of rooms inspected is 480/30 which is equivalent to16 rooms. Thus for every shift, the number of houses inspected are 16rooms. Total number of rooms to be inspected in a day is 75 rooms.For every shift, 16 rooms are inspected, and then 75 rooms to beinspected require75/16 which translates to 4.68 thus 5 inspectors areneeded to work each day.
Question3
Everyhousekeeper uses 9 hours and the number is 4 housekeepers thus totaldaily number of hours for the housekeepers’ equal product of 9 and4 which is 36 hours. For the inspectors, the total daily number ofhours equals product of 9 and 5 which means 45 hours. Weekly totalnumber of hours for housekeepers = 36*7= 252 hours. On the otherhand, the total number of hours for inspectors is 45*7= 315 hours.
LaborCost
Giventhat housekeepers are paid $8.50 per hour, the total daily labor costis ($8.50*36) which is $306. The weekly labor cost for this group is($306*7) which translates to $2142. For the inspectors, the totallabor cost each day is ($10*45) which comes to $450. The weekly laborcost for inspectors is ($450*7) which translates to $3150.
Question4
Saturday20^{th}February the room occupancy was 64 rooms
OnSunday 21^{st}February the room occupancy was 76 rooms
OnMonday 22^{nd}February the room occupancy was 170 rooms
OnTuesday 23^{rd}February the room occupancy was 111 rooms
OnWednesday 24^{th}February the room occupancy was 151 rooms
OnThursday 25^{th}February the room occupancy was 272 rooms
OnFriday 26^{th}February the room occupancy was 263 rooms
OnSaturday 27^{th}February the room occupancy was 200 rooms
AdditionalQuestions
Iwould not prefer to assign a room to the same housekeeper each daybut I would prefer a change of the housekeepers from time to time.This boosts cleanliness and also change is good rather thanmaintaining status quo each day. For inspection purposes, it would begood so that individual productivity can be compared with the rest.
Day 
Sun 
Mon 
Tue 
Wed 
Thur 
Fri 
Sat 
21Feb 
22Feb 
23Feb 
24Feb 
25Feb 
26Feb 
27Feb 

Arrivals 
45 
115 
87 
63 
155 
16 
72 
Departures 
33 
21 
146 
23 
34 
25 
135 
Total Occupancy 
76 
170 
111 
151 
272 
263 
200 
# of Housekeepers Needed 
5 
11 
7 
9 
17 
16 
13 
# Of Inspectors Needed 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
5 
Notethat each day only 75 rooms are inspected thus only 5 inspectors workeach day. This needs the rooms to be inspected randomly owing thehigh occupancy each day exceeding 75 rooms every other day.