Were you a janitor?

by AK - Jeff 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    How many, due to Watchtower restrictions on education, are or were janitors, bus drivers, waitresses, ect.

    This is not to disparrage any of these honorable jobs - just wondering how widespread this was. I never attended a congregation where there were not several janitors. One brother in texas made a fortune in the cleaning business, and I was his Operations guy for a few years. But most struggled to survive till the big "A", which means they are still struggling.

    Just curious.


  • upside/down

    Sad but true! I was a lowly "janitor" and banked 6 figures for 5 straight years! Quit the biz after 16 years.

    Now I'm Most Exalted Emperor Grand Poo Pa of my own little universe (having finally attained the level of "humility" needed when I was a janitor).

    Now I just sit and chat on the computer while naves (still working on humility) serve at my beck and call.

    Man I wished I would have taken the scholarship I EARNED and went to college.

    Seriously- I wished I'd went to school (Actually I'm still interested in going Hmmmmm)


  • TresHappy

    I was never a janitor, but my janitor friend told me he was a maintenance engineer.

  • Dustin

    The only time I was a janitor, was at the circut assemblies. I always got stuck cleaning the toilets. I hated that job. I had to take their shit and clean it too.


  • StinkyPantz

    I still am a waitress and I love it! I like interacting with people and having money in my pocket nightly.

    That being said, it's not what I want to do forever. I'm putting myself through school so that I can have a real job.

    I never knew any JW janitors, maybe my congregation was weird like that. Most of the elders had good jobs and some, like my father, were college educated.

  • Englishman

    There are NO janitors in the UK.

    We only have caretakers.

    ..and fortnights.


  • fifi

    Not a janitor, but part of an early morning cleaning crew in supermarkets. This left me time to do pioneering!!! When I think back .....

  • BrendaCloutier

    I started housekeeping and ironing for pay when I was 16. When I got married, my husband was a janitor for a JW's small company. I worked with him, didn't get paid, but he got paid for full time and I helped cut his time down.

    His boss died of a sudden brain hemmorage. My dad got him into the electrical union as a maintenance electrician.

    Since he was on days, I got bored as a housewife, so I went to work as a file clerk in an insurance office. From there the rest is history, as I ended up working on computers in later years and then moved into the software industry. It was a natural migration for a electrician's daughter as he taught me to read electrical schematics, and how to use his power tools starting about 8 or 9 years old.

  • unclebruce
    There are NO janitors in the UK.

    We only have caretakers.

    ..and fortnights.


    Hey what a consequence - we don't have 'em down here either, not less they're on holiday from Noo York.

    You do have bus drivers though - I was bought up 'on the buses' with reg varney (had dreams of being a bus conductor or at least playing with the ticket punch).

    plumberbruce who'd watch a Jehovahs bus driver veeeery carefully

  • Dansk


    Welcome back UB! Missed ya!!


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