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Not enough money on the planet... #54834
08/08/05 02:58 PM
08/08/05 02:58 PM
gfretwell  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,338
OK we beat up the plumbers for making too much money. (perhaps unfairly)
Now what job is the one that there isn't enough money on the planet to get you to do?

I say the guys who hot mop roofs.

Greg Fretwell
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54835
08/08/05 03:03 PM
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BobbyHo  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Climb into a septic tank to replace broken pumps

Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54836
08/08/05 03:03 PM
08/08/05 03:03 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Yeah the hot mop roof job looks tough.

I usually watch the asphalt paving crews and say no way.

Laid off in winter (this area) worked like dogs when not laid off, working in the blazing sun or stuck working nights for highway jobs. Getting hit by cars when working on streets.

No, not for me.

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54837
08/08/05 04:02 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Garbage man.

Definitely....garbage man.

Especially in the summer. PFEWWW!!!!!

New York City does pay its garbage men VERY well.

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.

Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54838
08/08/05 05:27 PM
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Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
In no particular order:

1. The President of the US.
2. An executioner
3. Coroner


Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54839
08/08/05 07:00 PM
08/08/05 07:00 PM
poorboy  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 124
Central Maine
Porta-potty man...

Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54840
08/08/05 07:14 PM
08/08/05 07:14 PM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
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
Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54841
08/09/05 12:33 AM
08/09/05 12:33 AM
cvelectric  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 30
Any job that would require me to go to the same place and sit in a cubicle in front of a computer screen day after day.

(edited: changed behind to in front of)

[This message has been edited by cvelectric (edited 08-09-2005).]

Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54842
08/09/05 02:42 AM
08/09/05 02:42 AM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
Any job in the other 49 states.

Re: Not enough money on the planet... #54843
08/09/05 03:47 AM
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drummer too  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 12
Spring Hill, Florida, USA
Submarine electrician - 8' pool is deep enough.
There still is good on earth. Nations coming together for humanity.

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