Mary Smith8185 in Charleston, West Virginia said: I was hired to work at Cintas as a Manangement Trainee...I ended up cleaning bathrooms in gas stations and coal mines in a skirt and heels to "sell" their bathroom sanitation service. Not only did I have to scrub a toilet with no gloves, but I had to lift the 400 lb machine with another trainee. What a joke. I looked like I had been beaten up after the first day. A 5'2" girl does not need to lift that type of machine. In the interviews they told me I'd be selling uniforms. Then I had to roll and carry floor mats in the warehouse. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against hard work, but to flat out lie to you is wrong. After one week I resigned. I have a great career now that doesn't involve back breaking work and being leered at while bent over cleaning a toilet! I would not recommend Cintas to anyone...even someone I didn't like.
Every sales associate goes through their training program, which includes 2 weeks of ops/service work. They provide you with uniforms to go on route rides (not sure why you were wearing skirt/heels.) But the two weeks shows the different parts of the operation.
The bathroom cleaning process does not require you to scrub inside toilets; its an semi-automated machine that allows you to point and shoot. It's not the most glamorous part of the job, but you're only doing this for two weeks. It also helps you sell the service down the road.
I was a management trainee, so I did this for 6 months (part of a 2 year rotation in conjunction with plant and office work.) Now I make close to 100k a year as an FS sales rep.