Certainly no one, including me, discounts the important and difficult work our sanitation crews do to keep our city clean and healthy.
I recently learned that firsthand one morning when I showed up to work at 4:45 a.m. at the Sanitation Department. It just so happened that they were one person short that day. I tried to fill that spot, but may have been more of a hindrance to them. I had a lot to learn in a short amount of time.
We hung on to the rails on the back of the truck in spite of the dark, cold and rainy morning.