LHS Custodial Staff Rocks their Jobs!

LHS Custodial Staff Rocks their Jobs!

By Jesse Snider When you walk the halls at Lincoln High, what do you think of? Do you think of the tradition that this school has built? Do you think of getting to class? Because I some­times think “How are these halls always so nice?” And the answer is, the LHS Custodial staff. This custodial

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Daytime custodain Mike Howard sweeps the cafeteria before lunch. Photo by Jesse Snider

By Jesse Snider

When you walk the halls at Lincoln High, what do you think of? Do you think of the tradition that this school has built? Do you think of getting to class?

Because I some­times think “How are these halls always so nice?” And the answer is, the LHS Custodial staff. This custodial staff works day and night to make this school what it is.

Did you know they spent 8 hours a day all summer clearing out every classroom, cleaning the room top to bot­tom, and then putting everything back in them?  They also clean the lockers and the floors of the whole build­ing.

I asked custodian Mike Howard what his favorite and least favorite parts of the job are. He said, “Working with the students and staff.” He had no least favorite parts

Daytime Custodain, Norman Zock, taking a break from cafeteria work to

Daytime Custodain, Norman Zock, taking a break from cafeteria work to

Then I asked custodian Norman Zock how much the custodial staff works, specifically their hours. He said, 8 hours a day, every weekday, summer and school year, and over breaks.

When I talked to Head Daytime Custodian Robert Neal, I asked him if he believes that students take the custodial work for granted or are in general, appreciative. He said that most students are apprecia­tive, but some don’t really care. And I believe firmly that we should all care. Because they do such a great job for us.

Deb Coffee is a custodian from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Photo by Jesse Snider

Deb Coffee is a custodian from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Photo by Jesse Snider

Finally, when I asked custodian Deb Coffee what her fa­vorite part of the job was she said it was “see­ing everyo­ne’s smiling faces, and saying hi to all the kids.” I asked her what the custodial du­ties are over breaks and summer and she replied,”Clean, clean, clean, clean , clean, clean.” I mean, think about it, cleaning isn’t a fun thing for people who don’t love cleaning things, and even then it’s probably frustrating. Imagine clean­ing up after 1,600 students every day for a living.

That’s what they do, and they are still sane, and respectful, and not resentful in any way shape or form. So when you see a custodian in the hallways, tell them thank you, because our staff deserves it for all of the wonderful things they do for us.

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