Charlie takes a job as office janitor and trudges up the stairs after being refused admittance to the lift. He drops a pail of water out of a window on to the company President below and is dismissed; but answering the stenographer's bell he foils a robbery being committed by the company's own manager, who is trying to embezzle funds from the safe to settle a gambling debt. Although Charlie nearly gets arrested for holding a gun to the manager, all ends well with him receiving a bundle of notes from the President. (Verleiher-Text)