Monday, March 26, 2018

Garbage Man

Say thank you to your sanitation workers.  Why?  Well, it is more dangerous being one of them than a police or fire person.  Injuries and deaths are riskier for the person who picks up your trash, than for these others.  in 2016, 82% of the sanitation companies were private businesses.  Think profits.  The driver worker gets a long day of 10-14 hours and the pay may be a flat fee per shift, no matter the hours.  So there is fatigue, and the helper might be paid off the books, so a lot of turnover there.  The garbage can have sharp objects, poorly maintained equipment and even fires.  These people come around once or twice a week, so maybe do a good deed of gratitude and write a note, or leave out some treats with the note.  The more we take people for granted, the less grateful our lives.  I have found it so.

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