They're Dirty Jobs, But They Gotta Get Done


Theirs are often thankless jobs, but without the following professionals, most of us probably wouldn't be able to enjoy so many of the things we often take for granted, from clean bathrooms, homes and work spaces to the convenience of buying fresh fish and deli meats at the market.

The following occupations involve literally getting one's hands dirty and withstanding a variety of gruesome conditions on a daily basis to make life a little less painful for the rest of us.