A hundred years ago most people would pick a career and stick with it for their entire professional lives. That seems like such a quaint idea as now most people change careers at least 5 times. If you are stuck in a rut and not sure which direction you want to go in, there is an industry that welcomes everyone: cleaning. Cleaning contractors are a very important part of the service industry across Australia and there are many benefits of at least giving it a try!
When you think of cleaning, likely the first thing you think about is backbreaking work in an apartment or warehouse. However, a large chunk of the industry is centred around office cleaning, especially in the large cities. Office cleaning is in a controlled environment (meaning there is usually heat in the winter and AC in the summer) with an ordered routine that is easy to follow. For a manual labour job, cleaning is one of the most comfortable and easy to manage options available. Since many offices are close to and nearby public transport, working as a commerical cleaning contractor makes it easy to have a good meal and get their cheaply when working.
Not Stuck In One Spot
A common issue people find in today's workforce is the feeling of getting stuck in a job that restricts them to a cubicle or a desk. Cleaning takes you all over the city you work in and sometimes even further than that. As you clean, you are constantly on your feet which ensures you get a good deal of exercise. That is not to say you are worked off your feet, as there are plenty of breaks and tasks that require you to stand or sit still. But, compared to the workforce as a whole, there is a lot to be desired in having a job that requires so much activity.
Many people work in jobs that have very specific or niche requirements that are not transferrable to their regular life at all. For example: how would a plastic fabricator use their skills at home? In comparison, learning how to clean efficiently and thoroughly is a task that will help you for the rest of your life. You will also get the inside scoop on which brands, equipment and chemicals are the best when it comes to cleaning and that is often just as important as the act of cleaning itself!
Make a career change today and start working as a cleaning contractor.