Housekeeping Exercise

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 3-minute 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

Saturday20thFebruary the room occupancy was 64 rooms

OnSunday 21stFebruary the room occupancy was 76 rooms

OnMonday 22ndFebruary the room occupancy was 170 rooms

OnTuesday 23rdFebruary the room occupancy was 111 rooms

OnWednesday 24thFebruary the room occupancy was 151 rooms

OnThursday 25thFebruary the room occupancy was 272 rooms

OnFriday 26thFebruary the room occupancy was 263 rooms

OnSaturday 27thFebruary 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

21-Feb

22-Feb

23-Feb

24-Feb

25-Feb

26-Feb

27-Feb

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.