Which one would you take?

@winterose (39893)
Canada
January 25, 2008 12:06pm CST
this is a hypothetical question, imagine you move to a new town and you need to have a job and you are at the point that you will take almost anything? all that you are offered is 1 - a garbage man/lady or known as sanitary engineers in our country. So you pick up smelly garbage all day. Please not this job is hard, you have to be strong to heavy heavy bags into the truck all day long, it is hard on the back. or 2- you can be the person that puts the makeup on dead people for the funeral parlour. I don't think I have to explain this one. It can be quite depressing no living people to talk to at your job. or 3- Your a bailif and you have to evict people. Make sure their furniture and belongs are on the street. These people have no where to go, they are elderly, middle-aged, young and even small children. They beg and plead with you but unless they got the money for their rent you have to ignore them. these are your only choices and you have to take one of them. For best response you have to say why you would choose the one you choose and why you would not choose the other two. Let's make this a real good discussion
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Out of your list of jobs, I would have to pick the Sanitary Engineer. Here where I live, the guys don't even have to get out of the trucks. All they have to do is push something and it lifts the cans and emptys them out. I couldn't be a bailif, I have seen first hand how people's belongings are put outside for everyone to see. It broke my heart to see kids belongings and toys out on the lawn for anyone to stop by to take. My old apartment, they would wait when no one was there to do it. I don't even wear makeup, so I wouldn't even know where to start.
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
hey where do you live we don;t have that service here the men have to get out and lift up the bags, and throw them in the truck, and it stinks especially in the summer. as far as the makeup they would teach you how to do it and there are courses to take for that as well.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
25 Jan 08
It's just in our section of the trash pick up I think. Everywhere else it's 3 people per truck, driver, while 2 hang on the back. Summer is better than the winter. Plus this is still better than the other two. With the makeup, I still couldn't do it. After I saw my brother, he looked so fake it wasn't even funny. I couldn't do something like that to a family.
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@urbandekay (18306)
25 Jan 08
The third alternative is morally repugnant to me. That leaves 1 and 2. 1. has advantages; it is outside, it would keep me fit, there people are likely to be more pleasant than in some other areas of work. Whilst I would not mind doing job 2. I do not think I would be very good at it. all the best urban
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
your a very positive person that is good
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@TDonald (1422)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I'll take the garbage pick-up job. The pay is usually great with benefits. You get to work outside. And you get the first shot at all the good stuff people toss out.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
well where I live you do not have time to pick through the garbage, you have a certain time to finish your root and you all the stuff goes in the truck and squashed so it would be no good to you anyway
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@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I would be a sanitary engineer. I'm not very good at putting makeup on me, let alone someone else. I think after awhile the fact that they are deceased would get to me too. I couldn't handle evicting people. I've been on the side of having no money and losing my home. It's scary for those losing everything. I'd be looking for a place for them to stay before I evicted them. And spending way too much time and emotions trying to help.
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
yep I totally understand, I would take the makeup though, you learn how to do it and the evicting is not me at all, and garbage person, no I am too sick to do that.
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
25 Feb 08
my husband just informed me that he would choose the sanitary engineer position because he likes to dig for hidden treasures. One mans garbage is another mans treasure - and there is always a chance that someone might be tossing out that valuable Renoir.... well he did not use exactly these words - but that is the gist of it.
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@johnrp (70)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I'd rule out # 3 because I would not want to be involved in evicting people. I would find it too distressing. # 1 sounds good in a way, because I'd enjoy being outdoors, but because you mention it could be bad for the back, I wouldn't do it because I'm getting older and I wouldn't want any injuries. So with only those three choices, I'd choose #2. But I'd still keep looking for something else!
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@Modestah (11188)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I would choose to put the make-up on deceased persons. yes there is grief involved, but it is nice to be able to comfort the grieving - part of that is by styling the hair and placing a natural look to the countenance of their beloved. I think that it would actually be a peaceful occupation. I would do the garbage hauling, if capable - but I do not think that it would provide me with as much satisfaction - or tranquility as the other option. I do not think I would choose to be the bailiff - and I know it is a necessary job that someone has to do - but I do not function well with others being disappointed with me and would be too sensitive towards the plight of the individuals involved to give the proper attention needed to do my job efficiently. I would likely lose that employment shortly after acquiring it. winterrose - you are most creative with the questions you ask on mylot - it is always a pleasure to answer them because they make one think!
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
thank you sweetie, I try to come up with different things,
• Singapore
29 Jan 08
The last one, I guess. :) Bailiff is a "cool" job. Why do you compare it to e.g. sanitary engineers? Not to say they are not cool... If you are concerned about being disliked, or you are uncomfortable with having to do "nasty" things to people, this IS the job you should take. Reason being you can make a difference. Evicting people is hard enough. Being a bailiff that tries to make the finishing blow less painful. I am sure there are really bad bailiffs around who get a sadistic job of doing bad things to others.
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• Canada
24 Feb 08
I think I'd take the job of the garbage collector first, since there is less personal stuff that goes along with that job. If it's in the trash, it's in the trash, and that's final.
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