Janitorial work is presumed to be the kind of employment that workers are overworked and paid peanuts. Many people are avoiding being janitors since cleaning jobs are tedious and messy. However, there are successful janitors.
The following are tips on how to thrive as a janitor:
1. Know what your job entails
Study your job description so that you can know your job title, workstation and what you are expected to do. Being well informed about your job will help you know to what extent you are supposed to work. It also helps you evade quarrels from supervisors.
2. Exercise regularly to maintain body fitness
Janitorial jobs demand a lot of physical activity. Exercising on a regular basis helps janitors become fit for their job. It also helps to ensure that one doesn’t get too tired when working.
3. Improve your communication skills
As a janitor, you come across so many people who may be your work mates, superiors or visitors. It is important for a janitor to maintain respectful verbal or non-verbal communication.
When you show respect and courtesy to other people, they will also do the same to you, and as a result, you will have a friendly working environment.
4. Use tools that simplify your job
When cleaning high places, such as windows, use squeegees with long handles instead of climbing the ladder to reach such places. By so doing, you simplify your work, save time and also avoid hazards such as falling off the ladder.
Mops, vacuum cleaners, and janitor carts are also essential in simplifying the work.
5. Maintain positive attitude
Janitorial work involves cleaning after other people’s mess which explains why many people develop a negative attitude towards it. However, being negative only worsens things.
Instead, janitors should develop positive attitude since it improves one’s productivity at work.
6. Train on how to clean and use hazardous objects
When cleaning, it is easy to come across dangerous materials. One should attend training to learn about how to clean and handle such materials. Janitors should be aware of safety regulation measures, wear protective clothing, and they should also know what moves to take in case of an emergency.
7. Plan your work
Start your cleaning early before other employees report to work. By so doing, you avoid distractions when working. When you start early, you minimize cases of dirt spreading to places you have cleaned already through people footsteps.
It is thus clear that doing what you are expected to do and positive attitude results in success in janitorial jobs. Working tools, body fitness, and proper planning contributes to quality cleaning services.