— Though he landed his job as a custodian at the St. Charles Towne Center
from the Spring Dell Center
, an agency that helps with employment placement for adults with disabilities, the work performed by Russell Donald "Donnie" Cole, Jr., is far from handicapped, according to the Independent
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the past 19 years, Cole has clocked in at 10:30 a.m. an tirelessly swept and mopped floors, cleaned restrooms and organized and arranged countless displays and seating areas before clocking out at 4:30 p.m., the story stated.
Cole said: "I like that I can take care of whole families. I like the company."
According to the story, Cole''s work ethic and congeniality earned him a nomination for an achievement award from the Maryland Association of Community Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Cole enjoys his custodial position so much that he was disappointed when record-breaking snow storms in February forced him to take a day off after the St. Charles Towne Center closed, the story noted.
The average job placement from the Spring Dell Center lasts six years but, in the case of Cole, the right match can create a lifetime of employment happiness, the story added.