questionshow dirty do you get at your job?

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http://www.redding.com/news/2008/jul/07/redding-couple-make-picking-up-after-pets/

Our customers' "pets" have expanded to include horses and pigs... so I get pretty dang dirty. I actually like the weather this time of year because mostly everything is dried out...

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I have to perform these on patients....

Barium Enema.

You will lie flat on your back on the x-ray table and an x-ray will be taken.

You will then be told to lie on your side. The health care provider will gently insert a well-lubricated tube (enema tube) into your rectum. The tube is connected to a bag that holds a liquid containing barium sulfate. It is placed in the rectum.
The liquid is a type of contrast material that highlights specific areas in the body, creating a clearer image. The barium flows into your colon, and eventually passes out of your body with your stools.

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@drsilentg: @tarasadies: well, we seem to have a theme :) would you believe that two of my past jobs have been for toilet manufacturers? Oddly one plant was by far the dirtiest and one was one of the cleanest and they both had virtually the same basic equipment and performed the same tasks. Says a lot about the individual companies.

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@tarasadies: I can't compete with any of these...the dog in your photo looks remarkably like my dog. I wondered who had been doing the cleanup around here. :) Congrats on your successful career after the military! As for the OP, I get a little cement on me once in a while...but nothing like what has been posted so far.

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@jsimsace: If your dog is half the dog that Buddy (the pictured dog) is, you have yourself one terrific dog. Buddy is the epitome of the description "Man's Best Friend"... if the owner ever had to give him up, I'd take him in a heartbeat....

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I don't get dirty 90% of the time I'm working. I work for a self-storage facility, and the worst part is when I have to sweep out a really dusty unit (I usually end up wearing cob-webs and dust!), or spend half the day throwing out stuff people left behind (way worse when it's hot and humid, I get pretty sweaty on top of the dirt). Fortunately, most of the time it's not an issue. A lot of the customers sweep the unit pretty well, and few (at least the store I'm at most of the time) leave much behind. Works for me!

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I was just talking to my wife about this, and she reminded me about the worst part of my job. I have contracts with several pet friendly apartment complexes. When renters move out and choose not to clean up after their pets, I get called in. Occasionally, maybe once or twice a year, I'll get an apartment that is unbelievably bad. Most of you will not believe how some people can live, letting their animals defecate and urinate inside and then not cleaning up after them. It is freaking amazing, tragic and horrendous all wrapped into one.

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If the price is right, I'll get as dirty as you want me to.

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Future nurse, meaning I'll one day occasionally come home covered in blood, urine, vomit, or other bodily fluids, so for now, not that dirty, but there's plenty of muck and gross stuff in my future.

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I work IT. Sounds clean, doesn't it?
I might open a dozen monitor boxes. Or a dozen printer boxes. Dust and lube has moved.

Want me to fix your PC?
There is enough crumbs to make a couple BigMacs in your keyboard.
You knew hours ago I was coming, and you leave all this crap on your desk?
Oh, you came back "I want everything left in it's place!" and you leave for three hours.
When they told you to get a can of air and clean your PC, they meant the inside.
NO I don't move outlets!
Yes I HAVE to take a "snapshot" of your HDDs contents.
You're NOT allowed to bring in software from elseware.
You're my third ahole before first break- do you know what a "reimage" is?
You will.

I come home sweaty and covered in that greasy grey dust.
"USER" is a four letter word for a reason.
I believe half these people got a job like this to make sure there's nothing sharp around when you leave them alone.

Today I talked with a fine wee girl, perched on her desk, her knees about my neck height.

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@captainsuperdawg: Same here.
I was in a program in high school that I had an internship on a nursing floor, I felt so gross even after just 2 hours of being there.
As for now I wash dishes t a restaurant so I get a little wet and smell pretty gross by the end of the night, but it's not too bad,

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@gidgaf:

I too, feel your pain. Although like you said it does have its perks.

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As a sound engineer, not very dirty (unless we count moral dirt like helping people cheat and sound better than they really are...). As a pyrotechnician, moderately to very dirty depending on the show. Black powder residue will be all over my hands and often forearms after loading, and if the wind shifted between the time we set up the board and shot the show a good amount of fallout will be all over me. Some of the show locations are pretty dirty, too, which will contribute more mess. And of course fallout is usually on fire, so if there was a piece that was burning energetically I may scorch my clothes as well. That said, it's totally worth it to blow stuff up on someone else's dime.

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There're lots of stories...

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I apparently started moonlighting as a burger flipper somewhere. I say this because my glasses are always covered in a thin film of grease that I have to clean off with soap. Sad thing is I never seem to get paid for this... even worse is it would probably pay better than my current job.

On the plus side I seem to sleep through the experience every night. And there are no 24hr burger places within 20 miles of where I live. Go figure.

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During my regular job, I may get some mustard on me during lunch. But, otherwise, I don't get dirty at all. Not much dirty in software engineering and system architecting... if you're doing it right.

With the volunteer firefighting, I get dirty. Sometimes more dirty than others, but generally pretty sweaty of nothing else. Heck, we had a call at 5am this morning. Ultimately, we didn't really have to do much, but I still ended up drenched in sweat from the adrenaline/gear/pack and humidity.

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I don't get my clothes dirty, but everything else is up for grabs. I work in a wood treating plant as a enviromental and safety coordinator. If a cylinder springs a leak or if we have to check chem levels, etc... I get to put on a nifty Tyvek or Rain Suit, gloves and 11" rain boots. While in this gear, I just get sweaty, but the grime in the tank farm is everywhere and will rub off on your suit as you do your job. By the time you get out of there, your suit is every color of the dye and chemicals we use. Luckily the Tyvek is disposed of after every job.

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Sometimes I want to scrub my brain afterwards, does that count?