Pros: enjoyable, fun, co-workers, teachers, hours worked
Cons: benefits, salary, sometimes unorganized, working short handed.
A typical day started at 2:30 p.m. and ended at 11:00 p.m. I was responsible for cleaning all classrooms and restrooms on my hallway as well as hallways and other common areas including the gymnasium and snow removal during inclimate weather. During the summer months I was responsible for stripping, waxing, buffing, and general cleanup of all classroom – more... floors, restrooms and moving of furniture. I also used power scrubbers, buffers and other cleaning equipment to insure the job was completed as required. I learned that there is more to maintaining a clean learning environment in our public schools than people realize. It requires a lot of hard work and self motivation to perform the job of a custodian. The management was a little lacking due to the continuous lack of communications between the school principal and the teachers and staff but all in all it was a great working experience. My co-workers were great and we all had a good working relationship and we all helped each other out on a regular basis. The hardest part of the job was trying to make sure that all the teachers and staff members were satisfied with their classrooms. It was rather easy for me as I had a great relationship with all the teachers on my hallway and I would ask them once a week if there was anything that they needed that I wasn't doing that they would like to have done to their classroom. I would even help them with extra things that weren't included in the job description. The best part about the job is I really liked all my co-workers and teachers. It was an all around great place to work and a wonderful work experience. – less