Perception of A Janitor
This is what I am thinking with the janitors in our office. They are quiet. As much as they want to complain about their main task everyday, which is cleaning, they just keep their mouth shut and clean our mess. The following statement could be fictional:
"Hi everyone. My name is Billy. I am 23 years old. I work as a Janitor in one of the call centers in Ortigas, Pasig City (Philippines). I came from a poor family and I was not able to finish high school so this is what I know for a living. I have a wife and a 3-year old kid. Employees in our office (agents, their supervisors, managers, guards, vice president, site director, even my colleagues with the same rank) call us Johnny Dudes (instead of Janitor, which is pertaining to a male janitor) If the Janitor is a girl, they are being called as Johnny Babes. Sounds classy, right? And I like it. I am really thankful because majority of them don't treat us Janitors. Most of them are my friends too. They are also giving us pizza and carbonara if they have a party. I am very thankful because they are so kind to us.
If there's only one thing that I don't like to other employees is they don't know how to read a simple instruction. I am undergraduate but I know how to read and write correctly. They can't follow a simple instruction such as: "PLEASE FLUSH THE TOILET BOWL AFTER YOU USE." I am not complaining. I know from the very start that our main task is cleaning but whenever they do this to us, I feel sad because it seems they are not cooperative, they belittle our job at the same time... that they know that anytime, someone will clean their mess as if the office is their home and we are their houseboys or maids. They're not even the one who give us our pay every second week of the month so I don't see the point that they're doing this either intentionally or not.
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to voice out my opinion."