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    Thailand sewer workers...

    And you thought you had a nasty, dirty job?



    Since I live in a Thai 'mooban' someone has to clean the sewers from time to time. BTW, guess where most of these workers are from?


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    Your right, most of these workers are from Issan. Now relax and enjoy the rest of the photos...


    Talk about knee deep in work...

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    Sometimes you have to smile.


    Or even have time for a smoke...

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    Swim anyone?


    Off to another hole!

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    Elbow boy grease boys.


    Thailand believes in equality.


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    But in the end, everyone loves everyone.

    Just remember, shit does happen...
    Last edited by hillbilly; 21-08-2007 at 04:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    And you thought you had a nasty, dirty job?


    Since I live in a Thai 'mooban' someone has to clean the sewers from time to time. BTW, guess where most of these workers are from?
    Birmingham?

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    Aren't I happy Thais don't shake hands.

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    these are the type of workers that can shit and piss in their pants and get away with it.

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    Occupation-Shit shoveller
    Can't get any worse can it?

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    scrub that.

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    Reminds me of one of my first holiday jobs, working with my old man. He was a drainer, and we had to remove an old septic tank by hand. Only way to do it was by breaking it down with sledge hammers, after it's contents were pumped out of course.
    Still, was a bloody smelly day, one I won't forget.

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    there but for the grace of .............

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    Hillbilly, they look fat for Isaarn folk. I hope they have a non-sewer helper to scoop drinking water for them.

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    In Australia, my efforts as a shoveller of broken shit pipes were amply rewarded, indeed financed the first of my forays as a traveller.
    The Navy made me fit, shovelling shit put money in my pocket.
    Don't knock it till you've tried it.

    The wages here don't work for me though.
    probes Aliens

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    More likely from Loas which alot migrant workers come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Dude View Post
    More likely from Loas which alot migrant workers come from.
    Yep !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    In Australia, my efforts as a shoveller of broken shit pipes were amply rewarded, indeed financed the first of my forays as a traveller.
    The Navy made me fit, shovelling shit put money in my pocket.
    Don't knock it till you've tried it.

    The wages here don't work for me though.
    Just out of curiosity, I wonder what the going wage for shoveling shit in OZ is...

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    It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!

    Rather them than me though.

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    makes me gag just looking at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Basket Weaver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    In Australia, my efforts as a shoveller of broken shit pipes were amply rewarded, indeed financed the first of my forays as a traveller.
    The Navy made me fit, shovelling shit put money in my pocket.
    Don't knock it till you've tried it.

    The wages here don't work for me though.
    Just out of curiosity, I wonder what the going wage for shoveling shit in OZ is...
    We're talking 1980- 1982, and then I was getting paid $200 a day, cash in hand. Sometimes there'd be a $50 bonus, if things had gone well & the Boss was making good money (which he was). Hard graft, but a useful bonus for holiday work. It would likely be well over double that now.
    That was not much less for a days work than I was getting for weekly wages off the navy, after tax. Alright, that was after food, accomodation & retirement fund too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Hillbilly, they look fat for Isaarn folk...
    Actually, you are right. The one guy that I had asked where he was from, well he was from Issan. The next day when I saw the same group cleaned and waiting to catch a ride home, they ALL were from Burma.

    I felt to sad to ask how much they made per day, but it won't be much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    We're talking 1980- 1982, and then I was getting paid $200 a day, cash in hand. Sometimes there'd be a $50 bonus, if things had gone well & the Boss was making good money (which he was). Hard graft, but a useful bonus for holiday work. It would likely be well over double that now.
    That was not much less for a days work than I was getting for weekly wages off the navy, after tax. Alright, that was after food, accomodation & retirement fund too.
    wow, thats a fair bit.
    Cant see myself doing it though due to the possible traumatic repercussions.

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    What is that on their arms and legs? Grease, mud?

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    It could be worse . They could be working without buckets .

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