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Are you Ashamed of Being a Toilet Cleaner?

Updated on April 21, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Be proud of your job!

A toilet cleaner is sometimes shunned of in society.

I know of an individual who cleans toilets and is a professional cleaner.

She is less-confident due to her position.

It is difficult for her to get on with her co-workers. It makes her feel less-worthy and less talkative.

I would feel kind of different if I were a cleaner permanently.

It may sound disgusting to you but to me, I think being a toilet cleaner is a fair job.

Sometimes finding the job you really want is out of your reach.

The person may just like to be a toilet cleaner.

I wouldn't disrespect anyone who is a toilet cleaner.

I would disrespect those who disrespected that person's position.

Some people look down on toilet cleaners and that is not fair to anyone who cleans toilets.

I know of another individual who won't clean her home toilets and has never attempted toilet cleaning. Instead, she has a maid to keep the toilets clean.

She does not feel that cleaning toilets should be the job any woman of the house.

It can feel a step back from your qualifications if you settle for toilet cleaning.

Also, it depends on your options and what you have to put up with in finding a better job.

To just have a job right now is better than not having one according to how the unemployment is going on.

No job means lack of money.

People should think of how bad times can be and without a job, life is not easy.

At some point, they have to swallow their pride and take what is there for them.

To make ends meet it is difficult to choose what is right for you or what is not right for you.

· ''Beggars can't be choosers.''

Some people who have higher qualifications do think they are the '' bee's knees'' and don't ever think of themselves as cleaners.

In tough situations, everything applies to you.

Being a toilet cleaner is not always appreciated and is not noted as a respectable job.

I know that from when I was working as a Chambermaid. I did not care what others thought of me and at my workplace, I was treated differently in comparison to others.

Those with better job positions ignored anyone with lower positions, and I did not let that get me down.

In fact, I showed them I know more and have my qualifications.

Unfortunately, living in a foreign country my qualifications did not mean a thing to anyone.

I had no choice but to work as a Chambermaid for four seasons.

While working as a Chambermaid I one day used a toilet close by as I was in a hurry to get back to my work.

A woman saw me come out of the toilet and had closed the door hurriedly.

She was not very pleased to see me use that toilet.

Her words to me were as follows:

· ''You should not use that toilet.''

I was quite surprised. I knew right away what those words were meant to me. I should have been using another toilet for us Chambermaids.

Her words told me, I am different to her because of her higher qualifications.

I survived on that job for four seasons.

Now I am self-employed and much happier.

Cleaning toilets do make one feel down and different in the workplace.

I was disappointed with the way she addressed the situation and with her words.

Nobody should be ashamed of being a toilet cleaner.

Snobs feel they are higher and don't need to greet a toilet cleaner.

Those who choose to be toilet cleaners work very hard to keep the place nice and clean.

You should be proud of you. It is an honest job and if you can survive on it then go for it.

· A woman in her forties and is a toilet cleaner should she be ashamed of her job at her age?

Any job position has value so don’t despair.

· If you are getting your bills paid why bother?

Most people had to start somewhere with some kind of job irrespective of what they had known. Educated or not they had to have a job.

In many cases, a toilet cleaner was their only option and most remained in that position for many years.

It does not mean that the individual is stupid if they are toilet cleaners. Getting the job you always wanted does not always come your way.

· Are you cleaning toilets at home and still cooking your meals?

· Do you think a woman should not clean their home toilets and cook meals?


Some people don't like cleaning their home toilets never mind any other public toilet.

Being a toilet cleaner is not always a choice for many women.

They tend to stay on the job due to the lack of education or other responsibilities.

I have seen many women who have no choice but to clean toilets for a living. Their poorly educated lives have led them to such jobs.

· What do you think about being a toilet cleaner?

· Would you befriend a toilet cleaner?

· Would you treat a toilet cleaner differently in the workplace?

· Are you ashamed of cleaning toilets or of others looking at you dressed up in that kind of a uniform?


Toilet cleaners come across many people in the day and most don't feel worthy of themselves.

Most of the toilet cleaners are not proud of what they do.

Any bad experience in life can push you down from a high life and cleaning toilets can be the only option to make ends meet.

· Is being a toilet cleaner and embarrassing job for you?

Stay-at-home mothers must have a dilemma to clean their toilets, mainly if they don't like getting their hands dirty.

Cleaning toilets should not make you feel embarrassed or out of place at any time.

Every person has to work and every job has its purpose.

You can only do what you can to make your life easy to live by and to make your life a better one.

A job is needed and you have to get by from day to day.

Toilet cleaners should not look down or feel less worthy of them.

Be proud of you and your job.

You can’t change the way things are but you can be that better person, and be happy with your job and accept others in no matter what they do for a living.

Do what you enjoy and want to do for a living, not what will make you feel miserable and unhappy.

Anyone can be a toilet cleaner whether you are ready for that change or not and so much can change in the workplace.

Staying unemployed does not give you the options you need.

Earn an honest living from your honest job.

Toilet cleaning is not for everyone. Some people choose to clean toilets while others won't give it a second thought.

The woman who is a toilet cleaner loves her job and finds it very simple.

The woman that won't clean her home toilet will not get to that point in her life.

When using the toilet she does not sit on the seat either.

To her touching the toilet is dirty and she won't go near the pan itself.

That move sounds awkward but works well for her.

She is too conscious about how to use the toilet without her body close to the seat or the sides of the pan with her legs.

Every person has their own opinions about cleaning toilets.

· What is your opinion?

I would love to read your comments on this hub.

I have to keep our home toilets clean daily and it is part of what I do around my home.

Most individuals don't see it that way, their hands are too special to clean their own toilets it is sometimes a ridiculous thought.

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      Devika Primić 6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I admire your skill. You like what you do and that makes a difference. Thank you for sharing your experience I appreciate you stopping by. Happy Holidays!!!

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      Phil the Cleaner 6 months ago

      I am a cleaner at a library and a good portion of my shift is cleaning the toilets. I actually enjoy my work and especially like keeping the toilets clean. I used to work in an office but much prefer cleaning.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Franklin being a toilet cleaner can be shameful for some people while others have no choice but to work this way. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Franklin being a toilet cleaner can be shameful for some people while others have no choice but to work this way. Thank you.

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      Franklin 3 years ago

      The first time you use a Japanese toilet it feels strnage, but you get used to it quickly. Actually a majority of toilets you will use in Japan (except in old buildings and schools) are western style or have the option of a Western style toilet. Your choice is either the Japanese style squat type or the western type with a lot of buttons that do strnage things.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Eric Flynn, you feedback makes sense and thank you for you sharing your mind here.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Inferiority complex is the problem here, anyone who believes that they are above cleaning a toilet or looks down upon someone that has the profession of cleaning toilets, well.... They really ain't shit.

      EWF

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Harishprasad, Those who discriminate think high of themselves thanks for sharing and for the vote up.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Devika, you have touched upon a very relevant subject. Toilet cleaning is not a dirty job. It is as important as running the affairs of a country. Mahatma Gandhi taught about this job so well by himself performing daily the toilet cleaning. For him, this chore was like a ritual. I was shocked to read this hub that certain persons discriminate against the professionals in this field and that too in the west ! I think, such people are not enlightened as yet. Voted up and shared.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      moonlake thank you for stopping by it has been a while I appreciate your comment

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Work is work no matter what it is you do. I hate people that look down on others because of their jobs. I clean my toilet everyday and feel very proud of doing that, some people never clean their toilet.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MarleneB you are so right! ''When a person has to clean their own toilet they can easily see how valuable the toilet cleaner really is.'' Thank you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from USA

      No. I'm the toilet cleaner in my house. But, if I had toilet cleaning as a professional job I would be the best little toilet cleaner on the planet. All jobs are necessary. So, whatever you do, take pride in it. People who judge negatively should imagine what their life would be like without the person who cleans the toilet each day. When a person has to clean their own toilet they can easily see how valuable the toilet cleaner really is.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Maggie.L thank you for sharing your true words here. '' A toilet cleaner that does the job well is more worthy of praise and respect than a doctor who doesn't put much effort into his/her role.''

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      Maggie.L 3 years ago from UK

      I believe every job that's done well deserves respect. A toilet cleaner that does the job well is more worthy of praise and respect than a doctor who doesn't put much effort into his/her role.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting hub!

      I do clean the toilets at my home myself. And I am not ashamed of it. Rather we should respect all those who are engaged in cleaning jobs at public places. Its not an easy job and should be paid adequately.

      Thanks for raising this issue!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      James-wolve''.It's better to work than stretching hands to passers-by.'' Great thought and thank you for the vote up.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      No shame in low-wage jobs.It's better to work than stretching hands to passers-by.Voted up!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rajan jolly cleaning toilets should not be looked at as a demeaning job well said and thought of thank you

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I have cleaned toilets while I was working in a store though not as a regular job. I think no job is demeaning and I respect those who do any job rather than beg.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      imtii so glad you came by here and shared your thoughts thank you for the vote up have a great week. Thank you very much

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      Imtiaz Ahmed 3 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      I am proud of my works. I think our thoughts are same DDE. I wash my cloths and clean my toilet don't depend on anyone. I like doing my works. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I voted your hub... Thumbs up :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway thank you very much for sharing your views here I appreciate your kindness.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      VioletteRose thank you for sharing your views here and so true.''Every job is important and people need to be respected for doing the job.''

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swilliams so kind of you to Vote up and Tweet this hub. I appreciate you stopping by. Thank you very much.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      How one treats the person who collects trash, cleans toilets, or whatever a person might look down upon reflects on one's own character. If it's an honest job, so be it. People deserve respect.

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      VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

      I respect people for their character and behaviour towards others. I only look how someone treat others. Every job is important and people need to be respected for doing the job. Great hub.

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      swilliams 3 years ago

      This is very thought provoking article! I also sensed a little humor which reflects on a positive note. Personally, I love toilet cleaners, they make great therapist to when things are not going well in the office, some women run to the bathroom to cry, and the toilet cleaner is so understanding. Great Job DDE! Voted up! And Tweeted Out! Original!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nadine May, thank you very much for stopping by

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Well done for writing this hub, especially since it came from personal experiences. There is honor in every job no matter what. It's the person themselves who are judging if their job is less worthy. I met people who were proud having a job as a toilet cleaner, and they showed it.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Colleen so true about the toilet fresheners. I thought about this topic due to the many people I know who are toilet cleaners. Thank you for stopping by here.

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      Colleen Swan 3 years ago from County Durham

      I never expected to be reading about this subject, but it is a job that has to be done, and therefore written about. I don't like these toilet fresheners that look like a green blob that sticks on the pan. they look like someone spat phlegm in the loo.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. thank you very much for sharing such thoughts and so true. I appreciate the vote up, useful and interesting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you for the constant support i appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi RachaelOhalloran well-pointed out here and you know exactly what I mean about being a toilet cleaner. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc you said it correctly. Thank you

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      What a remarkable subject you have chosen. How would those 'snobs' go on if there were not such dedicated people doing the job for them. Would they never use a toilet again? I have tremendous respect for any one who is earning a living no matter how 'menial' or in the eyes of some 'beneath them' {forgive the pun}. Great article to read my friend. Voted up,useful and interesting.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting hub, Devika. Nobody who cleans toilets for a living should be disrespected. They are doing a very useful job! Cleaning toilets is a necessary part of modern life.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      Someone has to do it and in my house, that's me!

      The way I see it, every job is important.

      If anyone doesn't think it is, try going a week without doing it (or seeing to it that it is being done, if you are a supervisory type) and the importance will make itself known.

      Once something is no longer part of the whole picture, appreciation sets in.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What an interesting question. The answer is no....I believe all jobs are good jobs. I was raised that way and I still believe that no job is beneath me.

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