Edwin "Eddie"  Wendleton

Edwin "Eddie" Wendleton

Occupation Category: Janitor

Job: Head Custodian at William Southern Elementary School.

Employer: Independence Public Schools

How many hours do you work every week? “40 hours a week.”

What do you like most about this job? “The kids and the working staff at school.”

What do you like least about this job? “I love my job a lot. Maybe when we have flooding of restrooms.”

What would you rather be doing? “I could never be happier than I am with this job.”

What do you want to be doing in 10 years? “Still working and enjoying my family and grand-daughter.”

Is this your only job? (If not, what is your other job?) “No. I work for Lee’s Summit Medical Center.”

How far do you live from work? “I live in Greenwood, Mo., south of Lee’s Summit.”

Is the price of gas affecting your ability to do your job or get to work? “No.”

What training or education did this job require? “High school graduation and cleaning skills.”

Did your employer do your training, or was it outside training or education? “No. Just doing it and training by the school.”

Do you have health insurance? If yes, how is it provided? “Yes, myself.”

Do you have paid vacation time? “4 weeks vacation.”

Do you have retirement benefits? “Yes.”

What do you think about the future of jobs in America? “For the kids coming in, a little rough.”
– Ashley Hatcher