: Crappiest job in the world.

08-12-12, 03:52 PM
Warning: Unpleasant picture.



On a regular basis, Rakesh sits in a low crouch at the bottom of a seven-foot-deep manhole, sloshing away in a swirl of human waste and sediment. Equipped with a hoe and a steel bar, and wearing only a pair of loose purple underpants, Rakesh empties the thick black sludge from a clogged sewer into a bucket that his fellow crew members hoist up and dump in the middle of a narrow road.

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08-12-12, 04:12 PM
Interesting. I was just watching a documentary that said that the Ganges River is essentially one of the dirtiest rivers in the world.

08-12-12, 04:16 PM
There's an irrigation canal that runs through the CWU campus that everyone calls the Ganges... The Ganges is the most polluted river in the world, Chad. True stuffs.

08-12-12, 05:39 PM
^^^ Don't research any further; you don't want to know what the Ganges River is poluted with!

08-12-12, 05:45 PM
Hah !! 1958. Diesel boat. Drunk, snot-nosed non-qualified brat pisses off the Chief Of The Boat. "Red, you got a new job for the next month: "Captain Of The Head" !

08-12-12, 06:01 PM
Sub, that crawling around and screwing around with the batteries you described some time ago didn't sound too great either!

08-12-12, 07:22 PM
Dirty is a relative term over there. People bathe and brush their teeth in a river that's infested with the bodies of rotting human and animal corpses.

That poor sewage worker has probably had hepatitis for a decade. He does for $2 a day what most people wouldn't do for all the tea in China. Poor bastard.

08-13-12, 12:32 AM
Think about this the next time someone says they can't find a job.....

08-13-12, 09:19 AM
Sub, that crawling around and screwing around with the batteries you described some time ago didn't sound too great either!

Each boat had 256 one-ton cells (1.2 volts per cell) in two batteries in individually ventilated wells under - imagine this - the Forward Battery and After battery compartment decks. The batteries required watering every two weeks: those things WORKED ! Each battery well had two bakelite watering guns with long 1/2" clear plastic hose. There were 4 x 4 rubber mats to kneel on - no sense shorting yourself across 14 - 24 volts DC (8 or 10 cells) at 10,000 Amperes. Even the battery terminal jumper bar wrenches were shorter than the space required to short-circuit two cells together. When I was an IC Electrician we were issued 2 free sets of dungarees a month - the carryover sulfuric acid vapor ate them up in a week. Not much overhead room to work - you crawled - if your ear strayed to an overhead deck beam you got a nice ZAP !!!.

I don't think there are views of the interior of the battery wells, but surf through this by scrolling and zooming your mouse. Read the instructions on the home page. Very, very interesting. The sister ship to my first diesel boat in '58. My bunk was in the After Torpedo Room, top bunk just port (left) of the escape trunk skirt when you rotate to look forward in the Room. This boat is maintained by a group of dedicated U.S. Sub Vets in SF. Not bad for almost 70 years old.


08-14-12, 02:04 AM
As much as we bitch about our country being screwed up, reading about stuff like the plight of the Indian sewer workers and caste discrimination is humbling.

It really puts our lives and our petty political bickering into perspective. Makes you realize how extremely fortunate we are to live in such an awesome country:patriot: