You'd think that what basically is unskilled labour (walking behind a truck and flinging dripping bags full of waste into the back) would just pay minimum wage....but nope. Sanitation workers also get early retirement benefits.
Then again, they have to be out in all weather. Beating sun & humid weather (you know how rotting trash starts diffusing its particular aroma in that environment); Freezing cold and snow.
Repeated bending and twisting as you fling those heavy garbage cans and bags into the back of the truck....
I'm a wimp, I guess.
#54838 - 08/08/0506:27 PMRe: Not enough money on the planet...
They have a TV show about this called "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery last night.
Had this guy crawling around in an SF sewer with roaches raining from above. (But finished with him doing demo on a construction site, which some find kinda fun!)
My answer: Embalmer! I would be a coroner over an embalmer any day, as it would lend some sort of scientific merit to handling the dead. The element of ersatz that is required to dress and put make-up on dead bodies is too much for me.
In the distant future, (Knock on wood) I will be cremated!
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#54841 - 08/09/0501:33 AMRe: Not enough money on the planet...