Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pavement Pounders (Part 7)

If you ever want a job that is hard work with shit pay, become a Street Porter. I have talked to quite a few men and women in this job and I can't believe that they do so much for so little money. They carry hundreds of kgs of different things everyday from water cans, rice bags, TVs and fridges to fruits from one place to another. Sometimes they might have to pay to their customers if they break the item they're carrying.

Having limited experience and education blocks their progress in life. They risk their life for small and instant money which could help their family and themselves and for the next generation. It's no wonder that many people who do this job develop physical problems which can affect the quality of life of their children as well.

To be continued

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