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This week we start a se­ries on dirty jobs.

This is prob­a­bly a lit­tle mis­lead­ing since these jobs aren’t nec­es­sar­ily dirty just maybe a lit­tle mis­un­der­stood.

School leavers don’t of­ten set out into the world with the in­ten­tion of driv­ing a sew­er­age truck, but it’s funny where life takes us and con­tin­u­ally sur­pris­ing what makes us happy.

For in­stance I’ve had quite a few jobs now due to my lim­ited at­ten­tion span. I’ve been a de­liv­ery boy, stop go man, store­man, picker of var­i­ous fruits and pump jockey and I can hon­estly say none of them pointed me in the di­rec­tion of my fu­ture ca­reer.

Mind you none of them were es­pe­cially hard or dirty ei­ther al­though I did get a fair bit of tar on my boots while I was prop­ping up the stop and go sign.

I can never match my sis­ter’s story of de­liv­er­ing pa­pers in the snow with an ap­pen­dix that was about to burst. She lived to tell that story (of­ten).

If you fol­low this se­ries you might find your­self ask­ing the ques­tion ‘‘How hard can it be?’’

Who knows you may even be in­spired to give one of them a crack.

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