“What can I do with a music degree?” we music teachers get asked all the time. “What if I can’t get a job as a musician and end up a janitor?” What’s wrong with being a janitor, except the pay? I like all the janitors I know at DePauw, and have socialized with a couple of them. My janitor friends are fun to hang out with, and they don’t blather on about Foucault or class struggles or the crisis in classical music or grade inflation or any of the other bullshit (maybe that will raise my “R” to a “NC-17”) we faculty types, who love nothing more than listening to ourselves overintellectualize, do.
But I digress. It turns out that thanks to hidden webcams, being a janitor can lead to as big a break as winning a major competition. Interestingly, working as a janitor paid better than teaching private lessons, at least back home in Poland. Probably less frustrating, too. I imagine he’ll be able to plenty for lessons now, if he wants to teach.
Scads of hits about him on Google.