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Thank Your Cleaner Day!

Posted at October 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment

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On September 27th at the BCCCA monthly  luncheon.  The British Columbia Contract Cleaners Association  partnered  with Karcher Canada,  to promote and recognize one day a year to thank and acknowledge the vital contribution that cleaners make to our everyday lives.

Steven Hughes of  Kärcher Canada presented the following:

Steve gave  Kudos to the BCCCA organization, When they were looking to partner with an Association they found ours to be what they were looking for. Innovative, forward thinking.

Steve, said this concept  of Thank Your Janitor Day ….was started by Karcher in 2015
The purpose being to Look at the people that clean. We really do not have an opportunity to say thank you to them as most of the time they are working at night.
Hospitals are important to keep clean but offices are also important. If desk surfaces were not kept clean a very bad virus like the” Norwalk” would go through a bldg very fast that could cripple office operations for a few days.
Often we hear from Janitorial Companies it is hard to find good people. Job satisfaction, is an important part of one’s job …..One of the reasons we have high turn over is people do not hear that are happy with the cleaners work.
It is time to change that and October 19th 2016 is the day to do that.
Why October 19th….Late September to to November is the busiest times in the office. So rolling this “Thank Your Cleaner day” gives us more exposure to this new program.
Also it is an opportunity to expand our Janitorial  Brand and to increase our profile. It is the ultimate compound interest ….one person tells another and so on and so on……
This is one small step to move the profile of the industry forward.
Karcher is in 60 countries. Raising the profile of cleaners you increase value…more visible more value.

In the Coming weeks you will see this in trade magazines, hear it on Radio and see it on TV.
So a good reason to support this initiative. It will help to move the professional cleaning industry forward. It will grow our relationship with our clients. Also Unions are involved. The Unions are saying everyone wants to be appreciated and thanked us for showing appreciation to our membership.
BCCCA is driving this campaign…..Karcher is sponsoring it.
The kits will be sent out to you if you would like to participate. Karcher ” Thank Your Cleaner Day” are free.  To engage everyone is our goal. There is a letter designed to be given to our clients. This program also engages our employees.
It keeps staff happy and deters high turn over.
There will be prime time coverage is the key to 3rd party engagement. Public interest stories. If we generate interest in this day. It will help to to increase profile of the Building Service workers and that does increase business.
We will be  in full launch mode now as of Monday in Canada .  Oct 19th …Why do  we get prime time attention  is because it is a global event. That will increase our value.
One of the sustainability programs  Karcher has is ” Cleaning National Monuments ” . Karcher has cleaned Mt.Rushmore, Jesus Statue in Rio. and the Seattle space needle.
Please take photos of this day to share.

Here at Metropolitan we sent a letter our customers getting the word out about this special day.





To Our Valued Metropolitan Customers.

On behalf of the “The Building Services Industry” and the regional organizaion BCCCA (British Columbia Contract Cleaners Association) ..We would like to announce the upcoming campaign of “Thank Your Cleaner Day …Oct 19th, 2016

The BCCCA , of which Metropolitan is a member of is very proud to be conducting “Thank Your Cleaner Day” on October 19th, 2016 , in partnerhship with Karcher – Canada.

This event will become the designated day each year to celebrate and acknowledge the vital contribution that professional cleaners make to our everyday lives.

We appreciate that tens of thousands of cleaners work day and night, weekends, and holidays to keep our working and living environments clean and hygienic. Not all of these people are visible to those who benefit from the safe and clean environments professional cleaners create.

In the absence of a special day which celebrates their skilled contribution to our working and recreational environments, they are rarely give a second thought. NOW is the time to change that.

We all like to feel valued and appreciated in our work. Thank Your Cleaner Day is one way we can all show our appreciation of the hard work our professional cleaners do every day for all of us.

Karcher, Canada Inc. Is very proud and privileged to be the sponsor of this worthy Thank Your Cleaner Day campaign. As a leading global cleaning equipment and technology company Karcher recognizes the importance of the building service contractors and the opportunity to further enhance the awareness and recognition of those efforts in this industry, This campaign has the potential to help “make a difference” globally.

So October 19th, watch for Metropolitan Staff , to be wearing the “THANK  YOUR  CLEANER DAY , label.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your staff to get to know your cleaners and let them know their work does not go unnoticed. It is amazing what simple hello, thank you, smile or handshake can do to make someone’s day


Metropolitan Building Maintenance – Michael & Theresa Bessette