“My name is Michelle, a 39-year-old janitor. I’ve been working for a housekeeping company that serves Corporate Offices since I was 20. I’m a single woman in her late 30s about to hit 20 years of service. The reason I chose this job was to care for my mother who fell ill. We were a family of three – just my mother, brother, and me in a single-parent household….CONTINUE READING
When my mother fell seriously ill, I had to drop out of vocational school and arrange time to accompany her to medical appointments and assist her. I chose this job only because it allowed me to secure time to care for my mother, but now I’m truly glad I landed here. My boss and colleagues are understanding of my situation and always interact with me warmly, calling me “Michelle sweetie.”
I do have some staff that work under me, and they are also adorable. I thought there was no better workplace than this. My mother passed away when I was 25, and my brother was 19. It was around the time when fall ended and winter began. Shocked by the loss of my mother, I started to take more time off work. The company was about to enter their busiest season with our year-end deep cleaning.
Despite the timing, my colleagues at the company reassured me, saying, “It’s okay, we’ll wait for you to feel better.” I appreciated their concern, but I just wanted to shut myself away. I wanted to go after my…CONTINUE READING