2nd Day of working as cleaners.
We are acutally really enjoying ourselves.
It is hard work & can be a bit uncomfortable getting down low & inside cupboards etc but it is worth doing and we have each other as company.
Today i was again partnered with my co worker Adam Simmonds lol.
I was pleased i got to work with him again, he makes me laugh & is very helpful at assisting me with places i cannot reach.
We biked to Archie street which was a bit further from where we live & when we got there Phil needed two people to go back to Scott street as there was too many cleaners for one property. We were pleased about this as we were nearer to home & we didn't have any strangers working with us.
Phil has a van so he put our bikes in the back as he had to come with us to set us up again. Today we were apartment cleaning the main tasks was to clean the oven & fridge.
Adam got working on the oven with his Mr Muscle foam & he did an excellent job, pulled the oven out & cleaned behind it, cleaned the grill trays inside. It took him 45 mins which was really good. ( So we know what Adam will be good at back home)
I got the job of cleaning the fridge, removing every single tray and draw individually and washing them down. ( i forgot to mention that we were both wearing gloves) I had to do them one at a time as the guests had food still on the trays, so i had to take everything off & then clean it & put it back in. I cleaned 2 fridges in total. The first one was ok a bit of out of date food & dirt but the second fridge was disgusting. Mould, out of date food from like march 13. Sour Cream, Double Cream, Vegtables & spinich. ( Lesson learnt today - how to store food properly in a fridge & throw away out of date food) One guy had like a whole chicken that had been cooked on a plate half covered with another plate. Yuck!
We then emptied all the cupboards cleaned them & did a stock count of everything. Then Adam Cleaned the windows as he is the expert & wiped down all the worktops. Two German guys came in at the end as we didn't have hoovers so they finished off for us.
shift today 10.30- 1.45pm :)
Next day working is Thursday.
I had my interview @ 3pm so i had to rush back get changed and look smart. It went really well, the job is working in the tourist information centre as a travel booker. I would be so pleased if i got the job but i need to wait until next week to find out. The manager was impressed & said he could see me doing the job, the only thing that could go against me is if another UK person can speak a second Language. He only picked 10 people to interview out of 270 so i am so proud that i got an interview. He is not interested in backpackers at all & was glad that i am settling in Cairns for the duration of my working visa. So hopefully i have got a good chance.
My training would be 6-8 weeks depending on how fast i learn things & as part of that training i would get to go on loads of trips to try them out for Free!! & he said that Adam gets to go with me for free aswell so i can enjoy them properly, i would just have to make a few notes so that you know what trips to recomend other people when they ask you in the shop. My wages would be 10 dollars an hour which is below the minumum wage of 15 dollars. But we are only getting 12 dollars an hour cleaning anyway so its worth it. it would be cash in hand so tax free, thats why he would give me less as it is easier that way. The sharehouse were saying alot of people pay travellers by cash as it is quicker & not many work for long so it is easier.
After trainning they would then take me on if i proved good, & i would be on really good money then & can get further discount on trips.
So fingers crossed but i will know by next week hopefully.
Now going to see Iron man 3! Yipee - Adam is excited, :)