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Dirty, Stinky, Messy, Gross Jobs

You know what they say, it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

There are hundreds of dirty jobs out there – dirty, stinky, smelly, messy, sloppy, gross, grueling, get-up-in-there jobs that most of us can’t imagine doing once, never mind every day. There are so many, that an entire TV showis dedicated to dirty jobs.

These jobs are essential to making our society run cleanly and efficiently, and the men and women who do these jobs are the unsung heroes of the American workforce. They make the jobs the rest of us complain about look like a walk in the park on a sunny day.

Here are 10 of the dirtiest jobs and what they entail.

By Cindy Perman
18 March 2011

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