So we hear that you can make money with anything. Selling dirt, picking up scrap, selling items online, and who knows what else is out there. There are businesses and products not even invented yet…and if you are the person that creates the “hot new thing,” then you can make money too.
Don’t Forget About The Garbage Men
Too many people take one primary industry for granted; just because it is dirty doesn’t mean it is terrible. Garbage is inevitable. We know that recycling will help eliminate many items from landfills. Still, the women and men that work on the backs of garbage trucks, in the dumps, and across all related industries are some of the hardest-working people, and many take them for granted.
What If They Stopped Working?
You probably have heard the idea that if people stopped picking up the trash, the entire way of living would be in trouble. Garbage piling on the street, diseases all over the place, well, many of these things are true, and you have to know that the garbage workers are integral (and often well-compensated) when it comes to the economy continuing to operate.
Being a trash man has many perks that we have discussed with many scrappers in the past. Sometimes if you work for smaller private trash companies, you can pick the scrap metal out of the garbage and sell it to a scrap yard, and your boss won’t mind (everyone that we have talked to has said that they always ask for permission for this).
Sanitation workers are hard workers and, when it comes to the blue-collar industry, are about as blue-collar as they come. But the great thing about them is how hard they work and how much impact they have all around them. They wake up early, work late, and while they probably become immune to the smell of the trucks, they deal with everything that comes their way.