Growing up, my schools always had the custodians who came in after school was let out and most of the kids went home and swept and mopped the empty classrooms or came in on weekends to clean.
Yeah, janitorial work ain’t bad, it’s the easiest work I can think of. Certainly the easiest job I’ve ever had and I can work at my own pace and work on my own 90% of the time. On a typical day, I rarely work with any other member of our crew. It’s not physically hard for sure except at age 59, I get a little tired near the end of the day from being on my feet all day.
I think the biggest objection to the job most people would have is cleaning toilets. I think that is the number 1 objection. But to be frank, cleaning toilets is a very small part of the job. To be honest, occasionally some slobs who were born in a barn won’t flush a toilet after they use it (even the women) so we have to flush it. But I figure it’s like being a doctor, you get used to seeing bodily fluids and you get numb to it and you get so it’s no big deal.
But my company buys us good equipment and they got us a toilet brush on a 18 inch handle so the procedure for cleaning toilets is to squirt toilet bowl cleaner in the bowl, let it sit for ten minutes, stand there and scrub it with the brush which takes about ten seconds, then flush. No getting on your hands and knees and no bending.
I only clean restrooms once a week and like I said, cleaning toilets is just one small task that needs to be done.
Anyways, I do a lot of vacuuming and mopping, not the worst jobs in the world.