A Walmart janitor of one-and-a-half years took to Reddit to tell people about his adventures cleaning up after people at his big box store.
It’s certainly a job that requires a pretty high threshold for gross things.
[Note: Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series involves anonymous sources, which we can’t verify. Edited very lightly for clarity]
On the women’s restroom:
“The women’s restroom is one hundred times more disgusting than the men’s room. Aside from the rare gross things in the men’s, it’s mostly chewing tobacco or gum in the urinals. Women however… blood on the walls, feces everywhere, and sometimes they just choose to pee on the floor.”
On cleaning up gross things:
“I’m not really sure where I would draw the line at, I’ve got a really high tolerance for gross shit. Most of the time if it’s disgusting I just say in a slightly audible voice ‘What the actual fuck… well time to get to it.’
And the most fubar thing I’ve had to clean was an abundance of vomit. Vomit isn’t as gross as jizz in my book but there was a lot. Just all over the walls and the toilet. I can handle vomit easily. Smells don’t typically bother me. It was more of a mental gross out with the jizz on the floor.”
“I’ve noticed a few, But our policy is to not intervene and just tell management. I’ve told them, they’ve done nothing. I pretty much stopped caring.”
On the way employees are treated:
“A lot of my co-workers are treated like complete garbage (Cut hours, Insulted/degraded, etc.). The pay is pretty minimal but I manage to get by only because I live with family for now.(I receive around 10 dollars an hour but I work the graveyard shift.)”
On the positives:
“The freedom, I’m not managed by anyone and have no set tasks. IE: I can do whatever work in whatever order I want. I make around $10 an hour, As for benefits I opt out of them since I have better coverage through family. But the bonus we get every three months from recycling is pretty sweet.”
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