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Your Future in the Sewers - And, No, I'm Not Kidding

For a short couple of years, I worked in a sewer plant (now called a wastewater treatment plant), finally as the chief operator. As much as that form of employment makes one the butt of jokes (pun intended), it was an interesting and not unrewarding form of employment - at least not altogether.

As a result, I still get work-related magazines in the mail, and I still pick them up and see what may be of interest. I found a surprising statement that should not have been surprising, but in view of today's economic times, it was. In fact, it made me laugh.

It suggested young people could hope for a real future in the sewers! Now the pay isn't too bad, and it seldom gets boring, but what was the source of the statement that made it so great? The argument why was because,

THERE IS NO JOB OUT-SOURCING. Jobs stay right here. (Yes, we've got our *#& @^$ together.)

Image Credit » Sewer Effluent - Pixabay.

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Feisty56 wrote on September 10, 2016, 9:16 AM

It's a job that someone needs to do, with plenty of job security as far as both intake and output. :)

MegL wrote on September 10, 2016, 12:48 PM

LOL. I used to do an office job in a water service and also ran training courses that included sewerage operatives. Some of the stories they told! Some are not repeatable on here but one was from an open pond sewage treatment works, where raw sewage was decanted into ponds that were "stirred" with a slow but constantly moving rotating paddle. One man's dog fell in and drowned. The operative managed to pull him out and he pleaded with the foremen to give the dog mouth to mouth resuscitation. Are you kidding, said the foreman? I wouldn't give my own granny mouth to mouth resuscitation after being in there!

lookatdesktop wrote on September 12, 2016, 12:24 AM

Yea. The Dallas water supply will have issues as soon as the population doubles in under a decade.