Dirty jobs. They are out there and more prevalent than most think. If you didn’t know, Discovery Channel has a program, which profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable – yet VITAL – ways. I started watching this show with the kids I babysit. I didn’t even know it was out there. It’s such a great show! I think America has slowly but surely distanced itself from trade jobs. What is fancy or glitzy about a steel mill worker or an elevator maintenance man? These jobs don’t require a college education, but they are hard, grueling, and only a few can master.
These are jobs that have to happen in order for society to keep functioning. My job as an analyst would probably be useless if the world went under, but someone that knows how to build water towers on top of New York’s buildings or mold steel bars in a steel mill would most likely (for sure) be needed.
Dirty Jobs that I could think of:
- Steel mill worker
- Elevator Maintenance Man
- Large Animal Vet
- Septic Tank Cleaner
- Skull Cleaner
I have worked some dirty jobs. I have cleaned houses during summers and Christmas breaks. Probably why I hate cleaning so much. My grandpa worked in a factory for 40 years. My dad has worked in a factory that produced insulation materials. As an electrician, he also has to cram in small attics to fix issues or work on construction sites.