OCCUPATION THESAURUS

JANITOR



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A janitor maintains the physical appearance of schools, offices, hospitals, businesses, stadiums, and other facilities. They may clean and restock restrooms, remove garbage, maintain floors, and perform light maintenance. If higher-level repairs are needed, they will notify management. Their duties may also include groundskeeping tasks like shoveling snow, spreading salt or sand to clear ice, sweeping walkways, or mowing grass. Some members of the janitorial staff will be in charge of organizing, tracking, and ordering supplies for their department, following a set budget.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Janitors typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to demonstrate the basic skills required for administrative tasks. They may be more competitive as a candidate if they have previous experience in commercial cleaning or maintenance. Employers may provide training on equipment, standards, and practices, and some will provide an experienced mentor to train new janitors.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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