It’s Custodial and Maintenance Employee’s Week. Here at Millbrook, the two daytime custodians are Tammy Cook and Chester Luttrell. They are fun to get to know and talk to. Both of them are different from one another, yet they work well together
How long have you worked here?
Tammy: Since 2003
Chester: Since 2003
Is your job as stereotypical as the movies make it seem?
Tammy: No. There is no sing and dancing in the hallway.
Chester: I haven’t see a movie with a janitor in it.
What was the worst mess you had to clean up?
Tammy: I think when someone used a urinal for number 2. That’s the worst thing I have had to clean up in my life.
Chester: Where things don’t go right and back other things up.
Do you feel like you get paid enough?
Tammy: Yes, some days are easy and some are hard, but yes, I think we get paid enough.
Chester: Yes, I do
On a scale of 1- 10 how disgusting is your job?
Tammy: I would say it’s not disgusting
Chester: A zero. You’re inside and we have AC, regardless the weather so no, it’s not disgusting.
What do you do to keep the job entertaining?
Tammy: The kids keep me entertained. I never get bored. I feel like I’m the janitor, counselor and nurse all in one.
Chester: Keep busy. There is so much to do that is seems like it’s never ending.
Do you like the people you work with?
Tammy: Yes, I love the people I work with.
Chester: Yes, I do.
Do you hear/see a lot of student drama?
Tammy: All day long. Some days I wish I couldn’t hear the drama.
Chester: No, I don’t. I am not around the students as much as Tammy is.
How involved does your job allow you to be with the students at MHS?
Tammy: My job allows me to be involved with the students because we listen to the kids in the hall to make sure they are safe and if any are getting bullied, we can help stop it. I can tell if the student is upset when I ask them how they are. If I can tell they are not all right, I will see what I can do. If I’m not helping, I’ll take them to guidance.
Chester: I’m at the trash can and in the hallways, so I would say I am involved.
Do you look forward to your job when you wake up in the morning?
Tammy: There are some kids I can’t wait to see like Isaac. He is my buddy. He walks with me and helps me.
Chester: I think about the job before I go to bed.
What is one of the hardest things you have ever done while on the job?
Tammy: Seeing the kids go, like when they graduate. There are some you can’t wait to go, but there are some who I hate seeing leave.
Chester: I would say during the summer time. We have to move all the desks and wax the floors.
What is one of the easiest things you have ever done while on the job?
Tammy: We all get to work together.
Chester: Put the flags up and bring the newspapers in.
We, at the BlueXpress, want to say thank you to Tammy and Chester and the night crew for all they do for Millbrook. We thank you so much.