Baseboards and cleanliness are important, This is not an issue. What is the issue that the people that have to do the cleaning are paid shit wages and have shitty working conditions.
Crappy jobs like cleaning baseboards, Greastraps etc.. are always given out by powertrip managers to crew that have at one point questioned their decisions or have spoken out about conditions within the company. I have never seen a Manager give these sort of jobs to one of their 'mates' or 'drinking buddies'
Ah the days of shooing the Rats out of the Corral and scraping the gum from underneath tables........... NEVER AGAIN :)