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Custodian works for a cleaner future

March 21, 2012

TAMPA, FL — For the past two years, custodian Erickah Slaughter has worked to put her troubled past behind her, according to The Oracle.

Slaughter, 31, is the senior custodian at the University of Southern Florida (USF), arriving to her job at 6 p.m. every day, finishing around 2:30 a.m., the article stated.

According to the article, Slaughter''s past is filled with hardships from a teen pregnancy, to losing her father to a stroke, to charges of assault and battery.

Slaughter says a series of dreams involving her father got her to see that her life was going down a very slippery slope, the article noted.

Three years ago, after months of not being able to land a job, USF decided to give the troubled woman a chance, hiring Slaughter in to a temporary position, meaning no paid holidays, vacation or sick time, the article added.

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