Adaptability in the COVID-19 Era
It’s likely that we all remember our Scary COVID Moment when it hit us that COVID-19 was real, and it was going to be a big deal, for a long time. Then came the even scarier thought of what it could potentially do to our work.
Unbroken, So Far
I need to be real with myself. Maybe I only have a few years left of this. Until then, I accept my human fragility, and resolve to be more careful. I am devoted to window cleaning until I decide not to be. I am unbroken, so far.
Mister Jerry: A Minneapolis Window Cleaning Legend - Part 2
Jerry’s long career consisted of about 90% commercial and storefront jobs. The biggest cities, he said, had a lot of Jewish window cleaners, many of whomcame here from Poland. In the 1950s, he was in his twenties...
Mister Jerry: A Minneapolis Window Cleaning Legend - Part 1
Meeting Jerry, and learning his early history. Jerry was born in Minneapolis. In the mid-1950s, when he was in his mid-twenties, after getting home from Korea, Jerry got into professional window cleaning right away.
Client Diversity Increases Marketability
When you’re in someone’s home, you have to be adaptable to whatever that person is like. If you aren’t, it’s just awkward, and nobody likes awkward.
Clients who are Elders – Advice From the Field
Try to keep in mind that in many cases, elders are isolated and lonely, and they seem to watch loads of News TV. I think this leads to anxiety and trust issues when dealing with unfamiliar workers in their homes...
Cleaning Windows in Thailand
My glass cleaning jobs in Thailand fell into my lap because of Thai friends. My main job was in the small river town of Phetchaburi, Thailand, and the numbers were as follows...
The Middle Child
In this new series of article Carrie, the Window Ninja, shares her unique take on window cleaning. Enjoy!