Here’s to the Janitor
As we close out this decade, we wanted to send a quick thank you to all the hard working people who keep our buildings, homes, streets and cities clean.
Here’s to the Janitor, who works in the shadows.
The person who pushes a mop,
Takes out our trash,
And removes the dust
To keep the buildings we visit, learn and heal clean.
Here’s to the Janitor, whose name we don’t often know.
The person who works as a housekeeper,
Or a custodian,
People who perform important work that impacts us all.
Here’s the Janitor, the person at the front lines during an outbreak.
The person who dons the mask,
And sprays the disinfectant,
Deep cleaning and decontaminating spaces.
Whenever Norovirus, influenza or another serious virus strikes.
Here’s to the Janitor, who never stops moving.
The person who is constantly lifting,
Often taking home more than just a paycheck.
Here’s to the Janitor, whose hard work often goes unappreciated.
The person who helps us breathe better,
And focus better,
By removing the germs, dust and mold
To keep our indoor environments healthy.
Here’s to the Janitor and cleaners all around the world.
To the person in Tokyo who starts their shift
When the cleaner in New York goes home.
Here’s to all the cleaners!
We see you, and we thank you.