Have you ever had a truly terrible cleaning service
or janitor? It can truly be frustrating and a pain to have to replace them, but there are times when you just have to take action. Here are 5 reasons to fire your janitor:
Although a janitorial position may be viewed as a low position within a business, they often have as much or more access to the building as top executives. The janitor must be an honest and trustworthy worker. If she is caught stealing – even something small – that trust has been violated and the janitor should be let go.
2. Cutting Corners
It may be tempting for a janitor to only clean areas of the building that can easily be seen. However, they are paid to clean the entire space and neglect of corners or storage spaces can lead to buildup of grime or even mold. Make sure that a janitor is paying attention to the details of cleaning a building, not just the big stuff.
A janitor who calls in sick often, arrives late and leaves early cannot be counted on to adequately complete his work. Additionally, it can be a hassle to try to find someone else last minute to clean a room that is needed immediately for a meeting or workspace on those days that the janitor simply doesn’t show up.
4. Sloppy Worker
Janitors are paid to clean. If rooms are repeatedly dirty or only half-way cleaned, it is time to hire a new janitor.
5. Abusing Trust
As stated before, the janitor is in a position of great trust and responsibility. If she abuses this trust in ways such as using rooms for personal activities or accessing confidential information, she cannot be trusted in the position.