..but here at the University of Admin we are proud to be ahead of the curve. Well, it is cutting-edge art and all.
We’re talking mops. A University of Oxford academic has taken a snap of a cleaner, scrubbing the International Women’s Day graffiti off some steps, as other men look on – great photo.
But why all the fuss? It is expected that any women, over a certain age and in a certain grade at the University of Admin, be highly proficient with a cleaning cloth. We all have our own buckets under our desks and perfumed sprays in our drawers. We spend years giving our professors a quick wipe down before we sort out their lives and submit their expenses.
That way, it makes it a lot easier to keep us humming away in our terminally low status. Who want’s to be told how to pick up a phone by someone with a dustpan and brush in their hand?
I was once told to scrub the kitchenette floor. straight after being asked for ideas to kick-start a directors’ meeting. Evidently, my ideas had legs – my career it seems, did not.
That reminds me, I haven’t done a PowerPoint for a while – plenty of mop action on our training podules there – disinfectant too.
You might, however, need a clothes peg for some of them – enjoy!
Dolly, PA/Vice-Chancellor’s Fool and Tutor