Dirty Jobs: People who make our lives easier
Most of us avoid dirt whenever possible, but some people roll up their sleeves and dig right in. They’re the ones who make life easier for the rest of us by trapping rats, hosing down stalls, tromping through fire scenes and hauling away junk.
In this Dirty Jobs issue of Towns, we celebrate a few of those hardworking folks who aren’t afraid of soot, rodents, mud, bodily fluids, grease, bar fights or dead bodies. They say they love their jobs and consider themselves fortunate to have found a niche, but all are candid about the ways they cope.
“I definitely shower before I go to bed,” says Peter Ryan, doorman at Healdsburg’s John & Zeke’s Bar. “Sometimes you just have to get the stink off.”