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Do you think I'll get fired for this?

Asked by Cindy1302 (806points) June 8th, 2022
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I work for a commercial cleaning company and I clean a bank at night. I’m supposed to be cleaning the glass doors but completely spaced it. The manager left a not on the janitors closet asking me nicely to clean the glass doors. So I grabbed some windex and a rag. It was going well at first but when the sun hit the doors, I could see the streaks left behind on the glass. No matter how much I wiped away I would always find new streaks. I sat there for literally an hour rubbing at the glass. It looked better then it was so I eventually just gave up. I know they were giving me a chance to get my act together before they notified my boss, but do you think if its not good enough and they have to notify my boss then I’ll get fired?

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cheebdragon's avatar

Just explain to them what happened, I doubt they will fire you.

I’ve heard great things about cleaning windows with windex and newspaper.

HP's avatar

It’s too petty to fret over. The streaks are proof that you tried. I suspect that whatever towel or cloth you used is responsible.

seawulf575's avatar

It depends on how big a dick the bank manager is and how much of a wimp your boss is as to whether you get fired or not. I’d think not. But I’m with @cheebdragon on the use of newspaper. That was an old trick I learned in the navy. If you want the best results, go over the windows once as you currently are then do a final wipe with a dry newspaper.

Forever_Free's avatar

You did your best. The sun hitting anything you clean at the right/wrong angle and intensity will show everything. If they let you go over it then accept that it is not the kind of place you want to work for.

Zaku's avatar

If you get fired for trying your best for an hour but not having been trained to get better results yet, then you’re probably better off not working for that company.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I have to second all of the sentiments above. You did your best and a few streaks on a piece of glass is not the end of the cosmos. If they fire you over something that petty, move on. Screw those people and the jackass they rode in on.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

You always seem to be worried about losing your job for small things like this.

Cindy1302's avatar

Well if I make enough small mistakes then I could get fired.

Alachonnel's avatar

Try to describe the situation to your boss so that he knows in advance what you were doing, I’m sure he will understand you, but for the future you should do your job more responsibly by distributing the forces and stages of your cleaning in advance

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