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Top 25 Janitor and Custodian Interview Questions

Question 1 of 26
What motivates you to work hard?
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Question 2 of 26
What has your worst janitorial experience been?
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Laugh, and tell the interviewer that there are challenging experiences as a janitor. The interviewer wants to hear that you are a positive person, and this question is a great way to demonstrate just that. As a janitor, you know what your worst experience has been; the key is to tell the story while smiling and laughing about it. Give the interviewer a brief overview of what happened, and tell the interviewer how you handled the situation. Finally, re-iterate that being a janitor is an important job that you enjoy, and you understand that some yucky experiences come with the territory!
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Question 3 of 26
What would your last employer say about your dependency and trust?
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Interviewers want to hire someone who they can count on each and every day. Explain that you are trustworthy, and they can depend on you. Tell the interviewer about your great attendance record in your past job, and explain that you come to work each day motivated to get through all of the work for that day.
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Question 4 of 26
Do you have the patience to deal with the general public while cleaning?
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Question 5 of 26
We have a large hall that must be spotless for events, sometimes requiring 4 hours of straight cleaning, are you okay with this?
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Question 6 of 26
If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?
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Question 7 of 26
Are you experienced in using a radio devices to communicate to other janitors?
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Question 8 of 26
How did you hear about this job?
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Question 9 of 26
You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?
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Question 10 of 26
How was your experience with your past employment?
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Question 11 of 26
What role do you feel you play as a custodian in the daily operation of a school? How important?
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Question 12 of 26
Do you speak fluent English?
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Question 13 of 26
What previous jobs have you held?
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Question 14 of 26
Janitor can be a very routine job, how are you okay working a job that stays routine?
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Question 15 of 26
What do you find most rewarding about being a janitor?
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Question 16 of 26
What were your past duties as a janitor?
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Question 17 of 26
What do you expect out of this position?
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Question 18 of 26
Have you received any training?
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Question 19 of 26
How well do you keep your temper under control?
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Question 20 of 26
What do you like least about being a janitor?
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Question 21 of 26
Give me a rundown of your daily routine at your last job?
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Question 22 of 26
If a person throws up, and you really do not feel like cleaning up a mess, how would you handle the situation?
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Question 23 of 26
Why should we hire you over the next guy? What janitor experiences do you have that set you apart?
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Question 24 of 26
Will you be willing to work off-hours?
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Question 25 of 26
How do you feel about working a double if a coworker calls off?
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Question 26 of 26
Did you have any problems with management or your supervisors during your last job?
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Question 1 of 26
What motivates you to work hard?
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1.
I like for thing to shine and look good and the satisfaction that I put on people that walk into the environment face.
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Taking pride in what I do . And being the best at what I do.
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To have a good work area and to keep it a safe and healthy one.
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It is a part of my character to work hard. The way that I was brought up.
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Keeping busy and knowing that I did a fantastic job.
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Knowing that my job skills would keep everyone safe and happy.
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I take pride in my work and I always want to do well.
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Well you know the saying hard work pays off so I want to be a lead or supervisor someday so I work hard and hope I get there one day.
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I work hard because I take pride in my work and I like to be of service for others.
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Proud of my work. Want a clean safe school for your kids.
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The thought of me constantly trying to improve myself. As the saying goess, "Work hard, play harder".
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I want to do a great job and be proud of the place I work.
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I am a perfectionist so really I motivate myself. I come to work pumped ready to start a new day with a good attitude and really I just try to keep that mindset all day long. And making sure everything is done to the right way keeps me going.
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Take pride in doing a good in my work nor for just me, but my employer as well.
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By doing a good job just not for me, but for my employer as well.
Question 2 of 26
What has your worst janitorial experience been?
User-Submitted Answers
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When the children trought the foot opn the floor.
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Empty garbage - messy.
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Having to clean a bathroom that someone smeered poop all over.
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Not be able to find the place.
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Not be able to find the place.
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There is no bad cleaning exprience ! I am realistic ! It can be messy some times I am very keen to work in this job.
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When I was cleaning a office and spilled mop water on the carpet.
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Having to clean the bathroom after someone did the number two and they didnt flush the toilet.
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Using the wrong polish for a faucet. The chemical killed the shine.
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When some time I need clean the walls in the barthroom with popo....
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My worst experience is working with a procrastinator.
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Working with my interm supervisor. Rushing me to get the stage put together. And not understanding what he wants.
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Cleaning a stopped up toilet full of feces and finding a tshirt stuck in the hole.
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No communication from a lead custodian to his/her staff.
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Working with a person that dose not help you.
Question 3 of 26
What would your last employer say about your dependency and trust?
User-Submitted Answers
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I can say anything about me, but I tihnk better ask my las employer.
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That I very dependent and honest person.
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That im very independent and trustworthy.
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I am always was on time and did my job carefully and efficiently and was responsible.
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They will say that I am punctual, reliable, and committed to the job. Once committed, I ensure the completion of the tasks given.
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That im very independent and trustworthy.
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Presnetley I work as a chasier which also intales the genral maintienca - I am trust wothetr and dependablae at all levels.
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I am very dependent and honst for the last years.
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Doing your job without being told what to do next.
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My last employer felt very confident being able to depend on me with out a lot of micro managing and they trusted me to always do a good job. I also have compliments from staff and co-workers regarding work ethic.
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I could be trusted to show up on time, do whatever task I have without supervision and be trusted with any materials or equipment that was left in my care.
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Always on time, Always does the job to the fullest.
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I was always there and on time and never missed a day.
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My previous employee trusts my dependency and knows that when he or she needs a task to be done, it will be taken care of. They do not need to check up on my job, they know everything is in control.
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I was they righ hand cause i'm dependable.
Question 4 of 26
Do you have the patience to deal with the general public while cleaning?
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Yes, because I know they have to make thier bissnesses and my job is to keep clean the location.
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I can convey professional converstations with the general public on the job. I can focus well in any environment with noises and constant interruption.
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Yes, the public come first.
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Yes, im very patient.
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Yes, I do I am a people oriented person and always willing to provide the best customer service when dealing with others.
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Yes I have been in retail for most of my life I enjoy children and well I would say you would have to look at these kids like they were the customer? No I'm fine with people I enjoy being around people and try to keep a positive attitude it's something that I work on everyday you get what you put out there it comes back to you. So I try to smile and alway think the best of everyone.
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Yes, and I greet everyone with a smile, and treat them with respect, and answer any questions they have.
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Yes no problem at all.
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Yes I have patience, I do my job no matter what comes between me.
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Yes, I have more than ten years working with customers and I dont have any problem cleanig while they are doing their shopping.
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To keep a safe and sanitary environment for the children.
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Yes I, ve work with the public they are to be respected and and treated coutesously.
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Yes, because I know they have to make thier bissnesses and my job is to keep clean the location.
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I do have patience, it will not be a problem of any sort.
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Yes I have the patience and I am willing to clean more than once.
Question 5 of 26
We have a large hall that must be spotless for events, sometimes requiring 4 hours of straight cleaning, are you okay with this?
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1.
Yes has long has im busy.
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Yes, I have no problem with working such short hours as this as it will expand my career exprience in cleaning .And thats what I want to do !
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Yes, I am flexible for all kinds of tasks and duties.
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Ensuring that the halls are immaculate is imperative. Whether I am cleaning for 4 hours or 6 hours straight, the importance of a well maintained environment ensures the patrons that walk those halls feel safe.
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I would do my job to the best of my ability and in a timely manner.
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I will work hard to my best of ability to get the job done in a timely manner.
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Insuring that the halls are maintained at all times. So if it takes me 4 hours to dustmop, wet mop, top scrub, remove debris and buff it then that is what it takes.
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Yes, I would be ok with this task.
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Yes, I would be ok with this task.
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Whatever the job entails will be fine with me.
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However long it takes to do a job I will do it.
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Yes, as long as I work hard for any event or just a regular day.
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Yes, I love it. Thats my job.
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I'll try my best and give it my all. That's all I can say.
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Yes I am, when do you need it done.
Question 6 of 26
If I were to ask your previous employer about how many days you missed over the last year, what would he say?
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I would tell him that I was sick.
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My last employer would say that I have never missed a day. The only days I would miss would be if I was very ill or on vacation.
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They would say that I never miss a day. I am a very committed and loyal employee. I do not like to miss work unless i'm really sick or going on vacation.
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I have an excelent attendance record.
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I didnt missed any days I use only my day off.
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One in five years. I have a responsibility to my job to fulfill.
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He would say she is hear all the time.
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None, Only 1 hour got an emergency call to take husband to hospital for an emergency surgery.
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None I never miss work when I was schedule.
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My previous employer would say that I rarely ever missed any time off work.
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I have an excelent attendance record.
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[cleaning product] with Bleach.
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I missed a couple do to sickness or injury.
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A work of a harvest, precisely because of your difficult writing, we can feel so much felicity, learn more our own understanding of their. The world could be so dulcet.
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I have an excellant attandance record.
Question 7 of 26
Are you experienced in using a radio devices to communicate to other janitors?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I am experienced with motarola walkie- talkies.
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Yes, I have used them before.
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Yes, I have used them before.
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Yes I am. I've used one in my current position.
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I have used radio devices in the past to communicate with coworkers in a retail sales setting.
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No but willing to learn.
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NO but willing to learn.
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No but would love to use.
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No but willing to learn.
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Yes in my last job we had to communicate throught radio daily.
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Yes that how I communicate at my present job.
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Yes had one at a previous job.
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Yes I am experience in using a radio devices to communicate with other janitors.
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Yes I am experience in using a radio to communicate with the other janitors.
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Yes I am experienced with using radios. I frequently use them to communicate with teachers, principle and other custodial staff.
Question 8 of 26
How did you hear about this job?
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I am friends with a fellow employee who worked in a different Housing section. We have been friends for a long time and when she heard about the opening she thought I would be a great fit and recommended me.
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I looked around online for janitor jobs and saw that your store was hiring and I thought it would be fun to work here as a janitor.
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I seen a job posting online at a job workshop I attended.
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Work force center on the north side of Minneapolis.
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I have friends and family members currently working for the School Board.
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My customers, teachers, friends and internet.
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I heard about it through a job board online.
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Through my current employer.
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I looked around online for janitor jobs and saw that your store was hiring and I thought it would be fun to work here as a janitor.
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On the internet and friends.
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I am assertive and check craigslist and places of employment that may have a job opening that which I may qualify.
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It was posted in the newspaper.
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I heard through indeed. Com or ziprecruiter.
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Mom asked my aunty. Aunty said there was jobs available. Mom told me about this.
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I heard about this position from apply to education, the website.
Question 9 of 26
You must be working here for 6 months before you get benefits, are you okay with that?
User-Submitted Answers
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No, I hope to be reconice my job all time, no only six mouth.
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I can't understand that ;Please can you explain this a little clearer.Exactly what benefits come with the job if hired?
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Yes! I'm O.K. With that.
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Yeah thats fine because I plan on being here for the long haul.
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Although I do need the benefits the most important thing is that I get the job because I know I will work hard and make your school look great. You in turn in 6 months will reward me with my benefits.
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Yes no matter what happen.
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That would be ok yes.
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What kind of benefits do you offer.
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Yes, I am fine with that, what type of benefits are you offering.
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Yes I am okay with that.
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Yes, I understand that there is a probation period.
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Yes that would be fine.
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Yes I am fine with that since I will be here for the long haul.
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I understand there is a probation period and yes I am OK with that.
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I understand that there will be a probation period and im okay with that.
Question 10 of 26
How was your experience with your past employment?
User-Submitted Answers
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It is my duty as a custodian to perform my task and clean up .
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It was good and I learned a lot of things with that experience.
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Ive have some good experiences and some bad, but I have learn from them both.
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Yes I would it would be an opportunity for growth.
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Yes, I am available to work a flexible schedule and can work overtime if needed.
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I am receptive to learning new tasks at hand as well as other tasks that I am already familiar with. I take great pride in the quality of my work and go beyond the standard expectations of my job. Being enlisted in the navy for two years I have acquired adequate and detailed cleaning skills as well as coordination in organizational skills.
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It was good and I learn a lot of things.
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It was good, they treated me good. And I worked really hard for him.
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Good, really early hours.
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My experience was great because I had the time to meet new people. Not only work but learn about the job more.
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The fact that you can make a place look spectacular after a good clean. Working with others group ethics.
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You know I really have enjoyed every job I have ever had. Seriously even jobs that weren't always perfectly satisfying I still try to find joy in all. I work 2 jobs right now and the one during the wk is very individualised and more hands on maintenance type. The wk end job is customer service and good excersise so I like both. Ready to start working 5 days a wk though.
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Responsibility, communication, keeping daily log.
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Overall, my experience was rewarding. I learned a great deal from my Superior and I owe them everything I know today.
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I enjoyed working there . But I looking for a perminant position.
Question 11 of 26
What role do you feel you play as a custodian in the daily operation of a school? How important?
User-Submitted Answers
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I believe it is a pretty big role. If do my job and keep the school clean and disinfected I think it makes teachers happy and in a good mood. It they are in a good mood it will help the kids. It also helps keep the germs out and illnesses to a minimum.
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To Provide a clean and safe learning environment. I believe this is an extremely important role in the education system.
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Spelling is important.
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Iam a cleaner to clean up any spill, floor, carpet, windows change garbage, papertowels , toilet papers.... Its important to me because I want to work in a clean and safe enviroment..
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Well I am responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for employees and children.Making sure everything is operational.
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As a custodian, it is important for me to ensure safety preventing accidental occurrences and present a sanitary facility for both student and faculty as well as visitors.
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To keep the classrooms clean, and restrooms sanitized , so to prevent the spread of germs to children and keep them safe.
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Providign clean and safety environment to students, teachers, and schools staffs.
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I believe I am a vital part of the daily operation of the school.When the teachers, administrators and students walk into a clean school it shows that I care about the school and how much I care about my job.
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Safety for the students.
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My role of being a janitor is to ensure the school is safe and clean for students and staff and I feel that is very important.
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Maintaining a safe environment in the school is essential. Bleachers, and choir risers need to be properly placed together. Halls need to be debris free and classrooms and restrooms need to be sanitized. By maintaining all of these will protect the child and staff from harm.
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Very important. If there is no one to see to the physical operation of the building, it would be impossible to operate the building.
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I do my job and anything else that is asked. It is important to get everything done in a timely manner.
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Keeping the school clean and safe is my main objective that can't be taken for granted.
Question 12 of 26
Do you speak fluent English?
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No, but I can make me understand, and I understand the instruccion.
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Yes! I studied English at school.
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Yes,I do. And not only speak fluent English, But I communicate very well.
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Yes, I speak english fluently.
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No, but I can give me to understand and I can read and understand instruccions.
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Is my second language but I can speak fluent english.
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Of course, I live in the U.S.
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Yes I speak fluent english.
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Yes, I was born and raised in America and I am fluent in English.
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Yes, I was born in America.
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Yes, English and Spanish.
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Yes I am fluent in English and Spanish.
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Yes, it is my primary language.
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Yes I can speak English very fluently.
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I can write "fluent" English.
Question 13 of 26
What previous jobs have you held?
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Circulation manager for 10 years.
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I was a janitor, customer service rep, construction worker andLandscaper.
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I currently have a yard and maintenance buisiness with about 5 clients maintaining their property. I have worked as a glazier for a small family owned business and also a family owned fencing business.
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I was a set-up, server, restaurant owner, customer service, roofer, custodian and student.
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J'ai j'aimais travailler.
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J'ai j'aimais travailler.
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The Current job I have now as a Noon Director.
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I have worked for the City as a Maintneace worker- dispatcheer and a anminal control officer.
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I have held a job as a dish washer and prep cook.
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Being enlisted in the navy for two years I have acquired adequate and detailed cleaning skills as well as coordination in organizational skills.
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Ive have some good experiences and some bad, but I have learn from them both.
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It was good and I learn a lot of things.
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I am receptive to learning new tasks at hand as well as other tasks that I am already familiar with. I take great pride in the quality of my work and go beyond the standard expectations of my job. Being enlisted in the navy for two years I have acquired adequate and detailed cleaning skills as well as coordination in organizational skills.
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Ive have some good experiences and some bad, but I have learn from them both.
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Route Sales, Driving, Outside Sales.
Question 14 of 26
Janitor can be a very routine job, how are you okay working a job that stays routine?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes! I am ok with working in a job that has routine .
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I am fine with it.Because I like order and knowing what I have to do helps me better prepare.
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I am a routine kind of person. I don't mind it at all. It is predictable so I know what I'm doing everyday.
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I have never found a City jonb to be routine- but to answere you qiuestion yes.
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Yes I am detailed orented person.
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I am ok with it because I like routine and being part of a routine enviroment.
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I like the predictability of routine. Knowing what to expect gives me a sense of control.
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I like doing a chores, this is a job that would be great to have.
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What if you just got done waxing a floor. What would you do if someone walked on it?
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That is ok with me because I would know what I have to do and is like if im practicing in my daily job and that comes perfection.
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As a custodian, I am very used to working a routine job and I would be perfectly fine doing so.
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Your article is here, the feeling of a mere individual can reap more.Let these people from every corner of the world, even in the heart with happiness. We are not odinochestvo.
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I would be OK with it.
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Yes, Routine is good to ensure everything gets done in a timely fashion, with quality always being first.
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Yes, I am a routine type person.
Question 15 of 26
What do you find most rewarding about being a janitor?
User-Submitted Answers
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Accomplishing a clean environment and knowing the necessity of my labors.
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The people reconice my job how janitor.
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That they are perfectionalism.
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That you have a safe a clean environment.
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They opporunity to clean and keep the enviornment safe.
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The ability to keep the facility presentable allowing others to enjoy the experience of their education and for them to be able to represent the campus with pride.
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Knowing that my job will keep the school for children clean and safe.
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It is my duty as a custodian to perform my task and clean up .
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The fact that you can make a place look spectacular after cleaning. Working with others.
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The pride I feel in helping take care of an institution for the many future generations that will learn here.
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Customer satisfaction of a job well done.
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Customer service satisfaction.
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I could help keep the building clean I been cleaning up every sense I was young.
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I can meet new people while on the job.
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I love what I do, I take pride in my work, wehen my job is done and well executed it defines my character.
Question 16 of 26
What were your past duties as a janitor?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Assign to various parks responsiblies to clean disinfect restroom empty garbage restock supplies.
2.
Never had a paid cleaning job as a cleaner but my last job envoled cleaning using sanitiser, briloo washing up liquid. I wiped down the surfaces and swept the floor.
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CLEANING and brushing the floor.. Yes brushing floors.. Additionally wax as needed and make sure we had plenty of coffee in the morining when the BOSS CAME IN
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General maintneacne - cleainng restrooms both in and out of the facilityies- taking care of area where situation where citizens had gotten sick. Unexpeceted water leakes.
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Same as your job description.
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Just regular duties, vacumming, moping, emptying trashbins.
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Cleaning rooms, cutting grass, lining feilds, buffing floors, minner maintenance.
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Vacuum, sweep, dust, clean bathroom scrub floors. I have stripped and waxed and ran machines to scrub and clean carpets. Wash down walls and wood work and clean fixtures and disinfect things that would be handled.
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Cleans bathroom, vacuum carpets, clean windowa.
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Ceaning all offices and restroom and 10 class roomsand hall out side.
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Maintaining classrooms, offices and hallways. Including duties such as Dusting, vacuuming, wet moping, cleaning toilets, sinks and walls. Top Scrubbing floors, Waxing floors and carpet extracting and of coarse removing trash and recycling from rooms and discarding in appropriate containers.
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Cleaning outside of building entrances of snow and other loose debris. Cleaning outside windows up to two stories off ground. Cleaning wash room, kitchen areas and nursery areas. Cleaning floors from light sweeping to strippins. and waxings. washings and painting of walls and ceilings, Taking apart and setting up tables and chairs for different functions. Cleaning up after accidents. Securing building at end of day.
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Clean floors, shampoo rugs, dust low and high places, wash walls, do laundry, set up tables, also did anything else was asked.
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Ensuring that I approached every responsibility seriously. Ensuring that all trash and pencil sharpener shavings were removed from rooms, Desks were straitened, boards were cleaned, desks, tables, and computer stations were dust free, Floors were dry mopped or wet moped. On extra bonus days we would buff out the rooms/halls. Ensuring that every one was not falling behind, if they were I would assist them. We also had events that would take place.
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Trash detail , restrooms, floors, locker rooms play ground areas duties would include safety inspection of and care of equipment and sand box.
Question 17 of 26
What do you expect out of this position?
User-Submitted Answers
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Skills and experience.
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I expect people to know that I will go beyound my duties.
3.
I expect a regular work schedule and to be challenge in new areas of this job field. To learn new skils and to sharpen skills I already have obtained.
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To learn new skills that I still have not acquired from this field of work and also to be challenged in a way where I can sharpen the skills I already have.
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I expect to help teachers and co-workers to accomplish our task in helping students to be ready for the 21th Century.
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I am realy stay home my family.
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Gain more skills and experiences.
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Cleaning and maintaining the cleanlinest, inside and outside of the building.
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I expect to learn the ropes of maintainance/cleaning, and I would love to help the company grow as fast as possible along with my skills and experience.
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A chance to contribute.
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To clean after people.
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To be treated with respect just as I would in return.
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To learn new skills and to improve my skills.
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I expect to be given the chance to prove show my abilities and to teach others to be a good janitor.
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I expect to keep the facility clean and efficient, a clean environment for everyone.
Question 18 of 26
Have you received any training?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I went through toolworks janitorial training program.
2.
Constantly training new concpets regarding sanatizing floor boards, restroom facilities.
3.
I have over a year of custodial experience.
4.
No, not in being a school custodial, but I been taught how to do general cleaning.
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No formal training, no.
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Yes,I have done this kind of work sinse I was six years old.
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Not professionally, its on the job training.
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Not professional, it was on the job training.
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Supervison traing.
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Yes. Have gone through several OSHA safety courses, Red Cross first aid and CPR training. Ace Hardware courses on the use of pesticides and cleaning products.
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Working with all heavy machinery requires on hand training. I have worked with numerous heavy machinery and feel that to the best of my ability I am trained thoroughly.
12.
Yes from the last custodian that work there before he quit the job.
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Every job I've had has giving me training.
14.
Yes different techniques in stripping floors and waxing.
15.
I have a year previous experience in this field.
Question 19 of 26
How well do you keep your temper under control?
User-Submitted Answers
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I control my temper quiet well.
2.
Its easy for me to stay calm. I don't let much get to me.
3.
I'm an easy going person so I control my temper very well.
4.
Very well, I take big breaths and walk it off.
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C'est facile d'etre calme pour moi.Je suis une personne patiente.
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When you are working it has to be under control at all times.
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I stay and a calm matter. And I evaluate myself from the situation.
8.
Very well, I have a very calm and warm personality.
9.
My temper is only under control when I have a gun on hand, usually concealed, at work...
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I always make it an everyday goal to keep my temper under control at work. I know that I;m a normal humane being, I do get stressed and upset but at work I make it a habit to control my temper and not let the angeer get best of me. Until I get home.
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Focusing on the work needid to be done.
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I control my temper very well.
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Have no temper problems with people. I know how to say.
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It takes a lot to get my temper up so I handle each situation different.
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Breathing a lot helps. Not all people you work with will do things your way or the way you prefer it to be done. I personally do not allow my temper to lose control. One has to listen before speaking.
Question 20 of 26
What do you like least about being a janitor?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Braking up fight when they happen and vandelism.
2.
They have less hours.
3.
Every body tries to be a boss over custodians.
4.
If it's in my assigned section to clean, it is my responsibility, I'd clean it up.
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I would probably have to say cleaning up after someone who has has an accident in the bathroom.
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Keeping the area free of germs for the public.
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I would probably say it would have to be cleaning up after any sort of bodily fluids, but I don't mind and I know it comes with the job :)
8.
Getting compliments on my performance what I do best.
9.
There are no dislikes.
10.
Working with a bad person.
11.
I love everything about being a janitor I mean it can be a little tireing but I can do it.
12.
When teachers bring in rugs from home that have frills or tassels. They don't realize that what takes me 10 minutes to clean has now brought it to 15 and getting my vacuum caught on that rug breaks my vacuum as well as slows me down.
13.
To provide a sanitary environment for our customers.
14.
Working outside during the winter months,
15.
Cleaning toliets but its part of the job and someone has to do it.
Question 21 of 26
Give me a rundown of your daily routine at your last job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Clock in for work , went to the work area, get my assignment and start to do what I was assign to do.
2.
On time, supervising the kids, making sure dorm is cleaned up, taking them to breakfast, rescess, then lunch, cleaning up the dorm again.
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Yes! You can check my references if you would like too, I resigned from my last job and have not worked for more than six months.
4.
I start at 6:45am.I clean windows, dust, mop, wax and strip floors as needed. Service restrooms, empty trash cans, and whatever else the supervisor needs done.
5.
Well I start at 6:45am.I clean windows, service restrooms, empty trash cans, sweep, mop, dust and recycle.
6.
Currently, working as a yard and maintenance attendant of my own services. I mow, trim hedges, haul debris, repair doors, posts, and fences, repair leaks, maintain yards and gardens, install sprinker systems, maintain aparment complexes.
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Cleaning an apartment.
8.
Loaded truck in am. Drove to different areas to deliver milk and dairy products.
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Empty trash bins; clean toilets; sweep/vacum/ mop floors; wipe down counters.
10.
Well I clock in and call then go on line and see what my work orders are. I then meet with psa mgr and rtm clerk to see if they know something I don't and explain what I will be doing today. I then set up and follow through my worklist and then try to help anywhere I can I ask the dept mgr and psa mgr and help them out sometimes my task is 8 hrs but most times I have time to help them. I have to stay busy. I don't like to stand around.
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Check staff date list, coordinate schedule for staff, supervise their activities and efforts, issuing janitorial supply and equipment to workers to ensure quality and timely delivery of services, inspecting work performance and inventory.
12.
My last job was delivering and entreing my deliveries in a computer.
13.
I cleand offices and rooms and restrooms all day long.
14.
Wash tables, put up chairs, empty garbage cans, vacumn, clean up coffee service, sweep.
15.
Clean up outside entrance of building, snow or dirt cleanup removal, clean restrooms and kitchen area, clean floors, set up for special meetings and lock and unlock rooms as requested.
Question 22 of 26
If a person throws up, and you really do not feel like cleaning up a mess, how would you handle the situation?
User-Submitted Answers
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In the first place, it is my duty to clean up any mess and as such I would not feel like not cleaning it up; I would clean it up.
2.
Well, I have three kids at home and am kind of used to it. I don't think that anyone really likes to clean that up. I would clean in right away. Put some gloves on, maybe put a mask on, wipe it up and disinfect the area. You just need to do it and move on.
3.
I just want to put on the gloves and throw the sand on that vomit and clear it up.
4.
I have learned that when you dont feel like doing something do it anyway.So I would clean it up, because its my responsibility.
5.
First I put yellow sine and towear gloves and to clen by desergent material.
6.
Ask someone else to do it.
7.
If it's in my assigned section to clean, it is my responsibility, I'd clean it up.
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First and formals I would make sure the person was ok. Than I would tak on my responsibility to clean up the mess.
9.
Clean it up because that's part of my job.
10.
Well I would get a mask and gloves and some kitty litter stuff and clean it up. I don't think I would ever say I don't feel like it. I mean there are somedays you don't feel like going to work but.....
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Cover it first to where you can't see it.
12.
I will do the bwst I can to clean it up.
13.
How would you clean a restroom?
14.
10. First and formals I would make sure the person was ok. Than I would tak on my responsibility to clean up the mess.
15.
There is no job that can be turned away. Dispite that there may be something such as vomit. I would shake my head smile and pick up gloves, a garbage bag, Vomit liter, a broom and a mop bucket with mop soaked in Quat, and wet mop after I cleaned up the mess.
Question 23 of 26
Why should we hire you over the next guy? What janitor experiences do you have that set you apart?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have 20 years of sanitation experience and cleanliness was my priority.
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Because im a detail and organize person.I am a detail cleaner not just a cleaner.
3.
I, m not only a janitor I'm a custodian.
4.
I've volunteered helping the Plant manager at Bella vista Elementary and he has showed me the daily activites that custodians do during busy school hours.
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I am qualified for the position having worked in the field for over five years. I know how to maintain a building immaculately, and if there are any problems I won't hesitate to fix them.
6.
I an relaible and very good at what I do.
7.
20 years janitorial and 15 years carpet and floor care. Self taught and educated.
8.
Because im a detail and organize person.I am a detail cleaner not just a cleaner.
9.
I have experiences on housekeeping and I am very persistent and responsible.
10.
Well I have cleaned everything from construction sites to homes to businesses and also was the supervisor like say for instance when I ran retail stores. I was responsible to ensure the entire store was customer ready and I didn't just have other people do it for me. I have helped with stripping floors and cleaning carpets and ran scrubbers and so on...
11.
Voluntarily work when needed.
12.
My experience work ethic.
13.
I take pride in my work, and in every thing I do. I understand that a custodian is an intregal part of the school community. I am a self starter and work well with minimal supervision. I can identify the building's needs, prioritize, organize, and delegate to make sure they get done. I value a hard day's work, and the sense of accomplishment I feel afterwords. I am an excellent communicator, and enjoy working with the staff and supervisors to improve the school setting.
14.
Because I'm the best Janitor you will see. Head custodial duties and building maintenance.
15.
I have been cleaning for twenty years and I am very dependable.
Question 24 of 26
Will you be willing to work off-hours?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I am willing to be of service at all times.
2.
Yes, because it would be just as easy to finish my tasks if given at a later time.
3.
Yes, I am available to work a flexible schedule and can work overtime if needed.
4.
Yes, I'm available to work a flexible schedule and can work overtime if needed.
5.
Of course. Sometimes it is necessary to get certain tasks completed.
6.
Yes I'm willing to help when I'm needed as a team player.
7.
Yes, as long as there is no major interference with the children's school needs.
8.
Yes, I am willing to be on call.
9.
Of course I'll work whatever shift is needed.
10.
Yes! im earnesly willing.
11.
Yes. I am familar with the expectations of the job. I know that on snow days I will need to put in additional hours so that the school is safe for students and staff. I also have a flexiable schedule and will be available on weekends to surpervise events occuring in the building.
12.
If that is what I need to do for my job yes.
13.
Of course,I believe in teamwork and helping when necessary.
14.
Yes I am willing to work even weekends.
15.
It depend on my availability, the work condition and how long it could take.
Question 25 of 26
How do you feel about working a double if a coworker calls off?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I feel fine because I make more money and help him in his job.
2.
It wouldnt be a problem.
3.
It would not be a problem.
4.
Iam willing to go extra mile to perform my duty .
5.
I don't mind it at all.
6.
This would not be a problem if it happened occasionally.
7.
I am able and willing.
8.
I am willing to do what I can to help the team complete our assigned tasks even if it means going above and beyond.
9.
Its part of the job.
10.
I am ok with it I am willing to work at any time or any day I am ready to go.
11.
Ensuring that the facility is maintained we all have to chip in to help. I've had more than one person call off and the work needed to be done, If need be you cut corners and take care of the priorities.
12.
No liking it, wont d o it.
13.
What would you do if you encountered a customer who believed you had done something incorrectly?
14.
As long as I have no prior appointment that is scheduled and I can not change, I have no problems at all.
15.
I have no trouble working over, the more hours the better.
Question 26 of 26
Did you have any problems with management or your supervisors during your last job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No. I try to keep it as friendy as possible. If a problem does arise, I try to handle it as professionally as possible to resolve the issue.
2.
No, but did share my opinions with suggesstions which were considered.
3.
NO, I work well with people and follow directions well.
4.
No, I tried to keep it as frienly as posible, If a problem does arise,I try to handle it as professionally as possible to resolve the issue.
5.
No I must say I had a great relationship with all management.
6.
It was good, they treated me good. And I worked really hard for him.
7.
NO we got along great.
8.
I have never had a problem with a manager or supervisor, I believe there are only solutions and a mulitude of was to avoid a problem.
9.
Yes, lack of communication.
10.
No, I did not have any problems. If I did I think I would handle them professionally.
11.
No, Igot along very well with my last supervisor.
12.
No, because the management had their own Supervisor so I understood.
13.
No I got alone with everyone.
14.
No, I have never had an issue with a co worker.
15.
No, I did not have any problems with my supervisors.

About Janitor and Custodian

August 18th, 2017

A janitor or custodian (called caretaker in British English, see American and British English differences) is a person who takes care of a building, such as a hospital, school, office building, or apartment block. Janitors are responsible primarily for cleaning, and often (though not always) some maintenance and security. Similar but more managerial duties (and usually not including cleaning, for example) are performed by a superintendent, often called building superintendent.

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