When the public thinks of janitors, they are more than often to picture them with mops, brooms, and any other cleaning items with a dull uniform as they pull the trolley around the building for clean ups to do. Furthermore, they believe that the word “janitor” is obsolete and often insulting when used to those who are in charge of cleaning. Alternative names such as “custodian” or “cleaner” are suggested. The word “janitor” also has a negative connotation for some people because it implies a low-wage, low-skilled job. This is a culturally constructed context for the work, not one that accurately reflects the job description. But how far and how long will the society have an unsettling perspective on janitors who work under Janitorial Insurance to only be viewed in a materialistic sense when these people can actually aid the extra help for the safety of public health. Many are unaware that the work not only necessitates thorough knowledge of chemicals and proper handling methods.
Janitorial work is not dirty and low-classed, and these people are the living proof that anything is possible when you start from the bottom to reach for the top. Here are the nurses who used to live as a caretaker for the buildings and are now living as the most respectful, humble career:
One decade is a long journey, but that does not stop Jaines Andrades from getting to where she is now. The picture of her job badges, three of different positions went viral on social media, becoming a sensational inspiration among the public. Andrades celebrated her achievement by sharing the picture on Facebook on Sept. 28. Despite the fact that they all bear her name and portrait, each one bears a different job title and depicts Andrades’ career development over time.
She had proven that she can graduate from janitor to registered nurse to nurse practitioner over the course of ten years. After working her way up from becoming a custodian at a local hospital to now treating its patients as a nurse practitioner, the Massachusetts woman is demonstrating the true definition of perseverance to the rest of the world.
Andrades reported that she has the desire to work in the healthcare field in order to gain experience, observe, and interact with patients. Andrades is now a nurse in the trauma surgery division of the same hospital, having finished nursing school.
Despite her achievements, she is modest about it, never forgetting the roots of everything. After all, she is the girl who used to clean. Andrades concluded her story with a hope to provide for others who may feel discouraged by their past or where they came from, be it an undesirable background or lack of support. She did leave a word of motivation – if she can do it, anyone can too.
To support his family’s financial situation, Frank Baez was 15 years old when he got the cleaning job at New York University’s Langone Tisch Hospital, according to Good Morning America. He and his mother had moved to New York from the Dominican Republic and could scarcely communicate in English. After working as a janitor cleaning patients’ rooms, Baez became interested in the medical profession and decided to pursue a career in the field. He applied for a position as a patient transporter, which involves transporting patients to and from hospital surgeries and tests.
Of course, the nursing journey was never easy to begin with, which Frank Baez has to grit to get to where he is now. Baez told CNN that getting his nursing degree from New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing was a lot of work and struggle, even intense. But, in the end, 29-year-old Baez was successful, graduating as a nurse from the same institution where he had previously served as a custodian.
Head of simulation learning at Rory Meyers, Natalie Pasklinsky, described Frank Baez as compassionate. The way he interacted with patients fits the ethic of a true nurse – she said to ABC News.
Baez did not stop there, however, as he has no intention of becoming a regular nurse. He has set a big goal now, and that is to work as a critical care nurse in an intensive care unit.
When Jaines was just a custodian, the experiences were memorable enough for her to note that everybody is a human being first and foremost. Whatever academic or professional achievement one has achieved, it is deserving of recognition. That does not, however, make one a better person. Jaines Andrades and Frank Baez are the inspirations for janitors and nurses alike, therefore it only seems right that we acknowledge the roots of the term “janitor” and treat those who clean our buildings with the reverence they deserve.