Berthe Erica Crow
Berthe Erica Crow is a cleaning woman in Sunset Towers. She is 57 years old. She is a religious woman who helps out at the Good Salvation Soup Kitchen. She was once married to Samuel Westing a.k.a. Windy Windkloppel. That would make her the former Mrs. Westing.
Building Cleaning Workers
Building cleaning workers, includes janitors, executive housekeepers, maids, housekeeping cleaners, keep offices, hospitals, stores, apartment houses, hotels, and other buildings clean. They use tools such as mops, buckets, electric polishing machines, special cleaning solution, building materials, chemical cleaners, and power equipment.
To clean the increasing number of office complexes, apartment houses, schools, factories, hospitals, and other buildings, more workers will be assigned in teams with more efficient cleaning equipment and supplies. Businesses providing janitorial and cleaning services on contract basis are expected to be one of the faster growing employers of these workers. The medium earnings for janitors, housekeepers and maids is between $14,000 and $22,500.
Because most office buildings are cleaned while they are empty, many cleaning workers work evening hours. Building cleaning workers usually work inside heated well-lighted buildings. They spend most of their time on their feet, sometimes pushing or lifting heavy furniture or equipment. Many tasks, such as dusting or sweeping, require constant bending, stooping, and stretching. As a result janitors may suffer back injuries and sprains.
No special education is required for most janitorial or cleaning jobs, but beginners should know simple math and be able to follow instructions. High school shop courses are helpful for jobs involving repair work.
Most building cleaners learn their skills on the job. The jobs are usually found by answering newspaper ads, applying directly to the company they wish to work for. Employers are usually looking for dependable, hard working individuals who are in good health, follow instructions well, and get along with other people.
A small number of cleaning supervisors and managers are members of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA). They offer two kinds of certification programs to cleaning supervisors and managers, Certified Executive Housekeeper (CEH) and Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH). The CEH designation is offered to those with a high school education, while REH designation is offered to those who have a 4 year college degree. Both designations are earned by attending courses and passing exams, they must be renewed every 2 years to ensure that workers are using the new cleaning methods.