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How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

How A Frito-Lay Janitor Rose To Corporate Executive

Pursued his version of the Ph.D: 'poor, hungry and determined'

In 1976, Richard MontaƱez was a janitor for Frito-Lay. Now he's an executive. All because he presented the idea of Flamin' Hot Cheetos to company CEO. Read More »

Janitor Admits To Paying Students $1 To Beat Up Fourth-Grade Classmate

Janitor Admits To Paying Students $1 To Beat Up Fourth-Grade Classmate

Grand Rapids custodian targeted student for cursing and making "unflattering comments."

It's not always clear what the right thing to do is when working with kids. But paying them off to to beat up one of their classmates? Yes, says a Grand Rapids janitor. Read More »

7 Ridiculously Overpaid Government Workers

7 Ridiculously Overpaid Government Workers

Most government jobs aren't glamorous. You don't usually get to jet around the world if you're working for, say, the Division of Zoning. But government jobs have at least been considered secure -- and as offering great benefits. Read More »

School Janitor Harley Joseph Fired For Allegedly Asking To Suck Student's Toes

School Janitor Harley Joseph Fired For Allegedly Asking To Suck Student's Toes

A New York City janitor lost his job after he allegedly offered a high school student "as much money as she wanted" to let him suck her toes. The janitor, Harley Joseph, was employed at LaGuardia Community College in Queens and fired in February after the unnamed student reported the incident, New York's... Read More »

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

He's an immigrant who became a janitor, and on Sunday, he'll also be an Ivy League graduate, with a degree in classics from Columbia University. It's a classic American success story, but not the kind you read much in these recessionary times. Gac Filipaj, 52, came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992... Read More »

Cleaning Woman Accidently Scrubbed Away Million-Dollar Sculpture

Cleaning Woman Accidently Scrubbed Away Million-Dollar Sculpture

Ever since Marcel Duchamp submitted a urinal to a 1917 exhibition in New York, under the title "Fountain," many artworks have born a close resemblance to trash. Now one has actually been cleaned up: Martin Kippenberger's $1.1 million "When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling." Read More »

Epileptic Worker Sues: Says Bosses Called His Seizure 'Break Dancing,' Then Fired Him

Epileptic Worker Sues: Says Bosses Called His Seizure 'Break Dancing,' Then Fired Him

A janitor with epilepsy is suing his former employer in Mississippi for violating federal law after he was fired for having an epileptic seizure while working, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court. Michael A. Hernandez was working for Harrison County as a floor technician in July... Read More »

Janitors Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands From New York City Schools

Janitors Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands From New York City Schools

Few use the janitor's closet as their ticket to stardom. The thankless post is often the province of those looking to make an honest dollar, and pay the bills. Read More »

School Custodian: Blue Collar Job With a White Collar Salary

School Custodian: Blue Collar Job With a White Collar Salary

The middle school hierarchy is simple. Principal, vice principal, teacher, librarian, teacher's aide, custodian. And you might imagine that higher pay goes along with more authority. The principal makes more than a vice principal, a teacher more than a librarian and then there's the crusty old custodian. It's... Read More »

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