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Number of women entering the Trash Collection field remains unchanged!

By -Q-240248 ·
This is insane. Trash collection appears to STILL be a male-DOMINATED industry. It's all about Misogyny. How are we going to fix this??

I hear stories all the time about some women, how they feel they have to prove themselves. How they had to be able to lift that 100Gal. super-duty trash can over their heads just to get some respect. How they had to SWEAT trash before they could be counted as "one of the guys."

Forget about those high-paying positions in the white collar arenas where people think it's easy money! Discuss your horrendous experiences trying to get a job in this field or any other working class job!

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Hold your tongue

by santeewelding In reply to Number of women entering ...

Until you cast your elite eye more closely on "trash", an industry with an international association, a slick monthly, and fiscal sophistication in the billions and billions, Q.

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You mean "Hold your tongue-in-cheek"

by -Q-240248 In reply to Hold your tongue

I think you missed the point entirely.

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Would that you had one.

by santeewelding In reply to Hold your tongue

Given your namesake.

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I used to do that

by TonytheTiger In reply to Number of women entering ...

back in the mid 70s. $15 a day and all you could eat! (or drink... we had a bottling company on our route and we'd get the beer that was only a couple days past 'sell by'). You could get some real neat stuff in peoples' trash too. I once got a short wave radio that only needed a couple of tubes... Fixed it and traded it for a dirt bike. We called them "benefits" :)

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All you can eat?

by -Q-240248 In reply to I used to do that

So, I'm going to guess that the 3 second rule does NOT apply?

I remember as well, going to the dump, remember when you could actually go to a dump? Anyways, that was like a paradise to me, aside from the smell, there was some cool stuff at dumps...

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I will admit...

by JamesRL In reply to All you can eat?

I had an second cousin, much older than me, who retired from his regular job, and took to going to the dump and salvaging stuff.

He kept his eyes open for solid wood furniture, andything wood really, since he was good at wood working.

He eventually opened a shop to sell the stuff he reclaimed.

My brother got a good Fender tube amp from the dump - just needed a few tubes and the plub rebuilt.

But today, with the cheap stuff made in China, much of it isn't worth fixing. Once particle board starts to go, it can't be easily repaired, for example. And if a capacitor blows on a circuit board, the time it takes to replace it and then get the idea.


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