Behind every frontline worker is a janitor. Behind every essential industry is an essential janitorial staff. Janitors are an indispensable cog in the wheel that has kept our society going through challenging circumstances, most recently, a global pandemic.
The pandemic has spotlighted the need to clean and disinfect private and commercial spaces to ensure public health, yet somehow, the light never shines on the people who perform these tasks.
It’s time we started singing the praises of these unsung heroes.
Janitors are First Responders
As the saying goes, “No Guts, No Glory”. Yet, janitorial workers across the globe have been quietly cleaning up the guts but getting none of the glory.
Whenever we hear a story about an industry successfully returning to work, janitors were first on the scene to make it possible.
When it was time to open up schools, the janitorial staff stepped up and made it safe to do so. When it was time to return to the office, there they were, cleaning and disinfecting. When the hospitals were overrun, and doctors, nurses, and hospital staff were working beyond capacity, janitors worked tirelessly beside them. When teachers, government workers, grocery store clerks, public transit employees, etc., return to work to provide essential services to the public, a janitorial staff ensures that each environment remains sanitary and spotless for employees and patrons alike.
And when it was time for Frontier Airlines to return to work after being exposed to Ebola in 2014, the KGFS janitors were the ones to answer the call. Our pathogen mitigation and elimination expertise quickly got the Denver headquarters and vessels safe for workers, crew, and passengers to resume work and travel.
KGFS Commitment to Our Team
We know how essential janitors are to the fabric of society. It is a huge responsibility, but janitors get very little credit for their part in public health and safety, whether during a pandemic or day-to-day life.
Because actions speak louder than words, we are committed to creating a working environment where work-life balance is a priority, where our janitors and building cleaners feel valued and appreciated.
All entry-level janitors, porters, and building cleaners are offered an above-average starting wage and a basic insurance package which includes health, vision, dental, and life. There is even an option to add pet insurance.
That said, words also matter. Janitors are everywhere, working in plain sight day and night. Take a few seconds to say thank you.