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Every commercial banking center in your area represents an opportunity for employment in the janitorial industry. These facilities contract individuals and companies to provide cleaning services for the bank after business hours. Working in this position can be dirty, but it can also provide you with a long-lasting career.
The Necessary Skills
Cleaning a commercial bank requires physical stamina. As a cleaner, you must carry cleaning supplies and move around the bank performing various duties. You must also be thorough and dedicated to adequately finishing your tasks. A janitor should have verbal and written comprehension skills. The bank manager may communicate specific instructions and you need to understand them. As a bank cleaner, you also need time management skills and the ability to work independently. Cleaners often work alone and you must be able to complete your tasks in a timely manner, without supervision. If you own the cleaning business, you need business knowledge to manage the finances of the company and supervise your employees.
Down and Dirty
The major responsibility of a commercial bank janitor is to adequately clean the bank. Depending on the contract terms, you may be cleaning the same location each night, or you may only clean certain locations two of three times per week. According to the cleaning company, JaniKing, janitors clean the floors on a regular basis. The bank may have hard flooring, which requires you to sweep, mop and polish. Carpeted flooring requires vacuuming and shampooing. You must also dust and clean all desks and counter surfaces. It is important to ensure that you sanitize the entire facility, especially the area by the tellers, where the public frequents. You must also sanitize the bathrooms thoroughly and empty the trash cans.
Handle Your Business
If you own the cleaning business, your daily tasks will also include communicating with bank managers. You need to market your business in order to bring in additional contracts for growth. This may include calling or visiting bank managers to offer your services. You also communicate with current business partners about any concerns or problems. As the business owner, you handle account management, ensuring that payment is received in a timely manner. You also maintain the company's budget, purchasing necessary supplies and paying your employees.
Becoming A Janitor
There is no educational requirement to clean commercial banks, though many janitorial workers have high school diplomas. When pursuing this career, consult cleaning manuals and books to learn tips relevant to your industry. According to the employment site, O*Net Online, janitors and cleaners earn an average of $22,320 per year. The job outlook for this industry is average, which means that the projected job growth is 10 to 19 percent between 2010 and 2020. If company ownership is your goal, a college degree in business will assist you in your endeavor. According to "Entrepreneur" magazine, janitorial businesses provide quick, significant profits.
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Erika Winston is a Washington, D.C.-based writer, with more than 15 years of writing experience. Her articles have appeared in such magazines as Imara, Corporate Colors E-zine and Enterprise Virginia. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Regent University and a Masters in public policy from New England College.