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Man beats 834 applicants for janitor position

April 20, 2009
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MASSILLON, OH — After beating more than 800 other applicants, David Patron has been offered the coveted janitor position at Edison Junior High School, according to the Canton Repository.
The Perry Local Board of Education will vote to approve or deny the one-year contract April 28; Patron''s appointment is expected to gain the Board''s approval, the story stated.
Previously, Patron worked as an independent contractor for the U.S. Postal Service, a job that came with no benefits and no pension program, the story noted.
According to the story, the Edison Junior High School janitor position pays between $15 and $16 an hour and includes benefits.
Patron, who has a child attending Edison Junior High School, was selected in part for his effective communication skills and previous experience working with the public, the story added.
Patron said: "The hiring process was very structured. With each step or platform, it was another opportunity to present yourself better than the time before. I’m fortunate that I met those requirements. My references spoke highly of me. And I believe God had a big hand in it, too."
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