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Populist Cleaning Co – Employee Newsletter October 2023

Employee Celebrations

Happiest October Birthday Wishes to

Jamie Carroll
Danny Eller
Jaeleith Rock
Jack Lee
Veronica Dominguez
Deon Stevenson
Deshawn Thomas
Tammie Hawkes
Phillip Cain
Jonathan Delonnay
Kathryn Torode
Forrest Karnopp

Work Anniversaries – Congratulations and Many Thanks

Lori Jankowski – 10 years
Kimura Spencer – 9 years
Deshawn Thomas – 8 years
Carol Spires – 5 years
Hercilia Ajanel – 2 years
Katherine Alaniz – 2 years
Nora De La Garza – 2 years
Kelly Cook – 2 years

Please Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Company Activities

Company Wide Brief Survey will be available 10/27 to 11/3.

It’s time again for our semi-annual company-wide survey. We need your good and honest feedback! The link to the brief survey will be distributed via text message, and the dates for submissions will be from Friday, Oct 27th, through Friday, Nov 3rd, 2023.


  • 1 week span for submission entries
  • Start date 10/27
  • End Date 11/3
  • Eligibility – all team members over 30 days of employment (hired after Sept 28th will not be eligible)
  • One entry per team member
  • 100% confidential
  • The survey is not required, but we appreciate your participation!

Please take a moment to help us help Populist to be fabulous!

Company Meeting via Microsoft TEAMS – Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30p.m.

Our next Company Meeting (formerly called our Power Hour) via TEAMS will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30p.m.

Instructions and the link to attend this meeting will be sent next week by text and email. Please watch for these communications.

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Traction Tidbit with Steve H, Director of Operations

Avoiding mishaps with trash bags

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Trash Removal

  • Always wear proper PPE, gloves
  • Remove all trash from trash containers and all garbage (boxes, etc.) that is marked as trash or located in a designated place for trash.
    • Pull trash bag up from can using the outside rim of the bag and hold the bag away from your body. Sinch the bag to the middle being careful not to tear the bag or to touch the bag to yourself. Tie as appropriate and place the garbage into a proper container. See Letter C. If no container is available, place a new trash bag on the floor under the trash bag and discard the trash bag when trash is removed.
    • Never Push the trash down into a can with your hands. Use a broom or mop handle to compress and remove air, if needed.
  • Transport all discarded trash into a proper container until the trash is finally discarded into the dumpster.
    • Proper containers:
      • Maid’s cart
      • Rolling barrel
      • Gondola
      • Other: A transport that is of hard, pierce resistant material that can contain garbage and mitigate leaks, loose trash, and the danger of sharp objects. i.e. rolling pushcart.
    • This Procedure is to avoid leaking bags and soiling the environment.

Congratulations Randy C!

Randy, Populist Janitorial Special Projects Manager

We are please to announce that Randy C has been promoted to Manager of our Janitorial Special Projects Division. This is the hard working crew that specializes in carpet cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, ceramic tile and grout cleaning, and construction clean-up. Randy started out working part-time for Populist about 8 years ago. Within a couple of years he was promoted to full-time crew leader. His fine work and dedication has earned him the leadership role.

Randy shares, “I am excited to embrace the new role of JSP Manager and getting to know the leadership team. I’m looking forward to helping the team grow and interacting with customers to address their special projects needs. I enjoy working for Populist and want to help us grow so we can support all of our quality partners.”

Welcome, friend, to your new role. We look forward to a productive future with you at the helm of our special projects!

culture Corner with Steve Amayo

Hi there! Please watch the video, then review the article below to get the details on the E.O.S. Process Component at Populist.

The E.O.S Process Component

Populist Fall Survey coming soon

Our biannual employee survey is happening this week – from Friday, October 27th to Friday, November 3rd! Please keep an eye out for your link to this brief survey. One response entry per person. All team members over 30 days of employment (hired before  Sept 28th) will be eligible to participate.

We need your input to keep Populist moving forward responsibly!

The EOS Model

The EOS Component: Process

We’ve already laid the framework for our great Vision, how we surround ourselves with great People, how to actually solve Issues, and getting a handle on the very pulse of the company through our Data.

This month’s Culture Corner is about the EOS Process Component.

We all work hard to do our best, and we each have ownership over our tasks. Most of us have a system that allows us to standardize our quality. For example:

  • You set the spray bottle here, not there.
  • You fold our rags this way, not that way.
  • You enter through this door and clean a certain way.
  • You enter a bathroom and have a certain routine you follow.
  • You file paperwork this way, not that.

This is what EOS calls a “process,” and it’s our organization’s secret ingredient. We are all process-oriented people, whether we know it or not. It can be easy to think that what we’re doing is obvious or the common sense way to do it, but that’s rarely the case. The EOS Process Component ensures that everyone is moving in the same direction and using the same methods.

We document 6-10 core processes, which include HR, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Administration, and Operations. The Process Component involves identifying, simplifying, and documenting these core processes and getting everyone to follow them.

It’s critical to have the right people in the right seats, all seeing the same vision, all held to the same metrics, and feeling comfortable speaking up with ideas or concerns. But if no one is following the same processes, it’s like rowing a boat with one paddle. We’re keeping busy, but we’re not getting anywhere fast.

So yes, of course, we all know what we’re doing, and yes, you are good at what you do. But the next time you’re asked to follow a process, please understand that we all follow the same process.

Until next time, Team, have a great month!

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To Our Populist Cleaning Co Family,

Sqwire and Populist financial awareness poster

Here’s a reminder about our partnership with Sqwire, a financial wellness program that will help you achieve financial freedom!

Sqwire provides comprehensive financial education, self-paced courses, and ongoing support to help you make informed financial decisions.

Click the link below to register and create your login credentials for free access to the Sqwire platform and all its resources.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us or Sqwire if you have any questions!

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We send important company information to you by text and email.

Please be sure that we have your current email address and mobile phone number. Simply send your up-to-date information to hr@populistcleaning.com.

Be sure to add Populist’s Company Information texting number to your list of contacts. It’s 734-471-2638.

This will ensure that our messages get delivered to you. This number is for periodic company-wide communication only. It doesn’t replace your regular communication needs with your Area Manager or our office.  Thank you!

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