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Humans of Stockbridge: CJ Jeffers

Every night, in the Stockbridge High School, Custodian CJ Jeffers works tirelessly to keep the school clean. Mopping, sweeping, and generally picking up after students late into the evening, this hero of the school keeps it spotless and clean for the students and staff every day.

CJ’s job every night is tireless. He has a lot to get done, so he has to work quickly. With a ten hour job and an eight hour shift, he has to hurry, night after night, to keep the school clean. Because he always has such a big job, some things have to get skipped. 

“Because I have ten hours worth of work to do in an eight hour day, I only worry about getting so much,” CJ said.

His job is huge, and it’s awesome to see that he does it so wonderfully. This job is quite the task, as he has to clean the freshman, junior high, old gym, and all of the bathrooms linked to those places, so it’s amazing to see that kind of cleanliness, even with all of that work.

Before he came to Stockbridge, CJ served in the military. More specifically, he served as a builder in the Navy Seabees. Essentially, he was a carpenter. Through the military, CJ was able to visit some amazing places around the world, like Okinawa, Sicily, and Puerto Rico. “Dude, I worked all over. I was in Okinawa twice, I was in Sicily, I was in Guam, I was in Puerto Rico.” Said CJ. It’s awesome that, through all of those amazing travels, he ended up here, in Stockbridge, helping keep the school clean.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and CJ will be retiring in just a few short years. When asked where he saw himself in five years, he responded with a slew of numbers. In less than two and a half years, his house will be paid off. In less than two years, CJ will be able to retire and take Social Security. In less than five years, he’ll have at least two years without house payments, which means he can begin to bank some money. And who knows? Maybe the money he saves will be used toward great new adventures and experiences. “So in less than five years, I will be retired.” CJ said.

 

CJ’s sense of humor is just as good as how good he does his job. “I think there’s a lot of really good students. I think there’s a lot of kind students. I’m going to plead the fifth after that.”

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Jordan Ousley, Reporter
Sophomore Jordan Ousley is a staff reporter for Uncaged. In his free time, Jordan likes to play videogames, programming, and herpetology.
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