Professional Accounting Papers-HB 237 SPRING 2018 HOUSEKEEPING EXERCISE
Discussed in class WEEK 8
Due….MARCH 19, 2018
Calculations for you to answer on the attached schedule:
- How many housekeepers will you need each day? (Note: Round up only if number of inspectors is not a whole number using .5 or higher to determine the number Ex. 1.5 means two housekeepers, or 2.6 means 3 housekeepers)
- How many inspectors will you need each day? (Note: Round up only if number of inspectors is not a whole number using .5 or higher to determine the number Ex. 1.5 means two inspectors)
- What is the daily total hours and labor cost based on paid hours for both housekeepers and Inspectors? What are the weekly totals for each?
- How many rooms are occupied each evening? Note: Saturday, February 20th occupancy is 156 rooms as listed on the total occupied line.
Additional questions to Answer:
-How do you decide what rooms the housekeepers will be assigned? Do you assign the same rooms each day for your housekeepers to clean? What information did you use make your decision and why did you make the decision that you did.
-Your workday just started and you found out you were short staffed with both housekeepers and inspectors. How would you handle this situation to be sure the work gets done effectively? Please explain why you suggested your approach for each of the overstaffed positions.
-You discovered when you arrived at work that you were overstaffed with
housekeepers? What do you do with the extra staff? What led you to this decision?
You are the Assistant Housekeeper who has been asked by the Executive Housekeeper to make a schedule from the 7 day forecast (see attached) for next week, cost out the labor for the week as well as answer the questions below.
Some pertinent information for you to use is as follows:
It takes a housekeeper 27 minutes to clean a room…plus 3 minutes to prepare for the next room.
A work day shift is 9 hours; 30 minute lunch with two 15 minute breaks per shift-both lunch and breaks non-paid for both housekeepers and Inspectors.
Inspectors are scheduled based on inspecting 75 rooms per shift.
Use the previous night’s occupancy to determine the number of housekeepers and
inspectors you will need.
Determine how many rooms a housekeeper can clean per hour. Then calculate how many rooms they can clean per shift.
The hourly rate for a housekeeper is $8.50… Inspectors’ $10.00/hour.