Dirty Jobs - Just what wont you do?

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  1. Irishdave

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    I watch "Dirty Jobs" and I get a kick out of it. God bless the people who do the Dirty Jobs.
    What Job would you not do?

    I just saw on the Science channel a elephant & rhinoceros sperm collector/artificial inseminator it was quite scientifically interesting but that is not a job I would want to do.
     
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    I can't remember the exact job that he was doing, but it made me about gag watching it from the couch. He does a lot of stuff that I wouldn't touch!
     
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    I have a serious gag reflex, so there are lots and lots of things I wouldn't do . . . or couldn't do because I'd be gagging all the time.
     
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    After being ordered to get down on my knees on the pee-covered concrete floor of the boys' restroom and stick my arm - up to my elbow - down the toilet hole to mash up the humongous turd that had stopped it up and flooded the room, I guess I can safely say that there isn't much I couldn't do.

    Oh, and I never volunteered to work another dance, EVER.

    Not my proudest moment, although the boys hailed me as their queen after than.
     
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    I was watching Today the other morning and saw this guy who collects rhinoserous sweat. Yes, I said rhino sweat. Apparently they are studying it as it may be an extremely effective sun screen. You wouldn't catch me near those animals! They are trying to develop a suit so he can blend in with te rhinos b/c they aren't too fond of humans, can outrun humans, and their bite is deadly.

    Just think... in a couple of years we may all be slathering ourselves with rhinp sweat while sitting on the beaches...:lol:!!!
     
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    Gagging just thinking about what Mamacita did so that is on my refuse to do list. Cleaning up other people's vomit on my will not do list. I have to leave the classroom when one the kids gets sick on my floor.
     
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    Cleaning up any fluid or other substance produced by the body would be pretty high up on my list of Things I Won't Do.

    I think I'd also avoid anything which would require extreme physical exertion in extreme weather conditions. For example, I wouldn't want to be a highway paver in the deep South.

    Finally, I couldn't do anything where I had to do nothing but stand and watch stuff for extended periods of time. I'd be bad at security detail, I think. The standing around would be too tiring, and I would be too bored if I couldn't move around and do stuff.
     
  9. Master Pre-K

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    i don't believe what you just said...

    :woot:


    dave..you need your own subclassification!
     
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    but I can play too....

    ok, I know one..

    I could never clean public bathrooms...again

    part of every night crew job I had.

    Refuse to sanitize a urinal in the men's washroom.

    And you can't pay me enough money to empty that sanitary pad trash can in the women's washroom.

    when will they come up with some automatic dispenser like the diaper pail that bags the pampers or just like the automatic flushing toliet?!

    In fact, you would think in this day an age with blood-borne pathogens, and red bio-hazard containers, somebody would have the common sense to know that these disposable pads are exposing us to millions of germs every time we touch that trash can door...

    you know, the one that pivots out when we toss our soiled pads!

    yeesh...

    I am the queen of disgusting threads!
     
  11. Master Pre-K

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    Keith Sweat...

    "Make You Sweat"

    There's nobody here Baby..
    but me and you..

    You say no, I say yes

    I bet I can make you sweat...
     
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    What?? Just because I found elephant & rhinoceros sperm collecting & artificial inseminating scientifically interesting??? :eek:hmy:
     
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    Well, I have watched my husband put his arm up to the shoulder to AI (artificially inseminate) a cow. (But he was not allowed to touch me until he had showered...and yes, I know that he had on really long gloves!) UGH!!!!


    I will clean a pig pen, but not vomit or poop at school.
     
  14. Irishdave

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    While I was watching the Science channel the female elephant did what elephant "do" right on the guy yuck and I said "Aint that just like a woman!" my wife hit me and said "I bet he doesn't call her tomorrow" :toofunny:
     
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    no, just because....

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. Master Pre-K

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    you know, I got fired from a child care job because I refused to get on the ferris wheel at the Taste of Chicago.

    I refuse to get on any ride that makes me nauseous. I am scared of heights, and I will not get on a ride with 20 kids just because it is a field trip. I won't get on the ride period.

    I will not jump in a pool with 20 preschoolers. I can't swim.

    these are dirty jobs, but I just won't do them
     
  17. Master Pre-K

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    think I will get a doctor's note that says...

    patient will not lift chairs and stack them on tables
    patient will not lift cots and stack them.

    dirty jobs that preschool teacher do..
     
  18. Master Pre-K

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    I was just kidding Dave...

    I think you are special...

    and you need your own special subtitle

    I can't believe you can write a topic and keep us so engaged....
     
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    Dave, my favorite is The Worst Jobs in History, you can see it on History International. Orignally done in Britian, it covers the worst jobs in history, usually ones from Britian. The one I would never do, make purple dye, you take shellfish of somekind, boil it, then you have to chew the horrible stuff. UGH, that one terrified me, the thought of putting something gross over and over again for pay? EWWWW. Modern jobs I won't do, anything with a strong smell, I cannot do it. Strong perfumy smells give me headaches, strong gross smells make me gag.


    Master Pre-K, I nearly got fired for refusing to clean a bathroom at a resturant I worked it. It prided itself of being open past bar closing and well, frequenlty the drunks left surprises. One day my boss ordered me to use bleach and amonia to clean it and I refused. My shift was over and I left with the bathroom only partially cleaned (I did clean the chunks up, yuck) and my boss went in there to do it herself. She mixed the bleach and amnonia and well, in a closed room, you can guess what happened. They had the audacity to blame me! I was 17 and I still knew that was a dangerous things to do. I will join your never cleaing a public bathroom again mantra. NEVER EVER :D
     
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    Who ordered this? Was it in your job description?

    When I taught pre-K we had a potty area behind a curtain in our classroom. The day came when a 3-year old told me I had to push his 'peanut' down so he could aim better- that's the day I knew I had to get out of PreK...didn't do it..told his mum that being potty trained precluded adults pushing down peanuts...
     
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    Thanks for bringing that one back up Cza. Gagging I hope my pizza stays down.
     
  22. Master Pre-K

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    I could not work with 2s or toddlers. I have two developentally delayed students, who classify as 2s. :help:

    they wear pullups, and one drools.

    It is too hard for me to lift up to 40 lb kids onto a changing table, and would make me gag to change diapers on a daily basis.

    One or two, maybe. But not an entire room of kids.

    You know, it was different when it was my own kid. And I do look forward to grandkids some day. (daughter says not happening no time soon. :unsure:)

    I don't see how anybody does an assembly line of changing diapers and/or pull ups, while teaching. All praises and respect to those of you who do..but

    Do not put me in the 2 year old room.

    I also could not work with children who have severe and profound disabilities. that is a bit too much for me. I would be too emotional and heartbroken to have such a classroom. I may work as a specialist, pull out, consultant, etc. but not a whole class all day.

    I could not have kids biting me, puking, and peeing on me all day. Nor would I want to wrestle a kid off the bus, and wrestle to get him back on in the afternoon. Been there, done that. No fun at all.
     
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    Homemade? How was that crust? :lol:
     
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    Shesh, Czacza, giving her a hard time now huh? First you try to make her sick, then you pick on her.....

    If you guys weren't friends I would wonder what you were up to! :lol:
     
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    I am so proud of this thread we are getting such excellent responses
    :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

     
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    In the town where I grew up, there was a huge company called Midwest Breeders whose purpose was to do exactly that: collect semen and artificially inseminate cows. It was often a favorite field trip of many teachers in my small town. :p I don't know how many times I went there and got the low down on the entire process.:rolleyes: Two of my best friend's dads were the ones who had to do the collecting.:lol:
     
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    Our middle school janitor refused to "do" vomit, so whenever a kid threw up, we had to deal with it.

    No, we weren't ordered to, and it certainly wasn't on our job description, but when you work with kids, you deal with kids.

    It WAS on the janitor's job description; I'm sure the fact that he was our elderly secretary's son had nothing to do with the fact that he wasn't ever actually required to do much of anything except shoot baskets in the gym.
     
  28. Master Pre-K

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    In two of my schools, all teachers were required to keep our own bag of that dreadful vomit powder to smell up our storage cabinet! It was our job to cover the spot, and keep kids clear. clean it up after they leave, or go down for nap. :unsure:

    that was three jobs! cover the mess, keep kids clear from the mess, clean up mess..oh yeah, and change the poor kid who made a mess -preschoolers are fascinated with mess you know, they go looking for stuff like that to step in! Now we have to don a surgical mask and gloves to clean it up, so we are also running around looking like a bunch of interns from Grey's Anatomy.

    Oh, and begging the custodian for a new bag, convincing him that somebody actually vomited, and we aren't stashing this stuff in our cars! :confused:

    don't you think that orange, powdery oatmeal looking stuff looks and smells worse than the vomit itself????

    how long has that been around, and would I start a chemical reaction if I added some Carpet Fresh to it?? :unsure:

    btw...does anyone actually have a copy of their job description??? How about your aide? How can somebody work for you if you don't know what they can and can't do??? :confused:
     
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    :rofl::toofunny:Czacza, that's hilarious!:toofunny::rofl:

    I have cleaned up plenty of vomit in my time, and helped pack beds of bedwetters on camp, but I won't clean a kid who has soiled themselves. If need be, I ring the parents. Luckily, "my" kids are too old for that kind of thing.

    I will also no longer milk cows, now that I've caught my man. The last time I milked was just before we got married - 20 years ago! I think my brain was soft (and yes, I've had cows pooh right down the back of my neck, several times. I hate herringbone dairies!):down:
     
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    Not picking at all.
     
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    I may be wierd, but I can deal with poop, vomit or blood, but God forbid if some kid pees even within earshot. I can't handle hearing it, let alone seeing, smelling, cleaning up after it.
     
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    I think it can it be said...for every dirty job you won't do, there is somebody who is dying to have one, and will gladly do it.
     
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    I can't even comment I am so disgusted with so many of you for so many reasons.
     
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    I see you are a phenom now, Grammy. :) I always knew you'd make it to the big time. :D

    I'm not sure if this is the kind of answer Irish Dave wanted when he started the thread, so I didn't say anything before. But to me the only "dirty" jobs out there are the ones that involve hurting people--dealing drugs, prostitution, assassins, those kinds of things. Any job but those are good jobs, IMO. Don't think I'm getting preachy, 'cause I'm not. It's just what I've always thought.
     
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    I like your style!:p
     
  36. Master Pre-K

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    yeah, or abusive spouses.. mean co-workers...crimes against children - people posing as real honest individuals, using this as an excuse to lure in their prey...and they get away with it because victims suffer in silence, or they get blamed when they speak out!

    serial killers...

    first thing the neighbors/landlord/employer says...

    "He/she was always quiet, on time, paid bills, did work...I didn't see anything wrong!" :unsure:
     
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    igualmente :) Same here :love:
     
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    I think Dave means like actually getting DIRTY!! Those jobs that no one would do because it involves cleaning alligator and turtle poo out of their water hole, sticking your arm in something that no person in their right mine would,...you get the picture.
     
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    then I should have stayed off this thread! ergh!
     
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    But I agree with you! I wouldn't want those jobs either.
     
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    they are, pretty dirty!
     

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