Meet Brendan, a professional sewage diver. He explains that while on the job, he finds all sorts of gross things like undergarments, teeth, and undigested food. Anything that gets on your skin will make you sick while doing this job, so workers must wear gear that completely seals their skin off from the toxic conditions. He must dive under layers of sludge with zero visitbility, and feel his way around. On the contrary, Brendan explains that he actually feels very peaceful while sewer diving, and he really enjoys his job. All of my respect goes to the badass people who take on difficult and risky jobs like this one.
'Next time you're having a shit day at work, spare a thought for Australia's professional poo divers. They're tasked with making sure the country's sewerage processing plants are running well. They suit up and dive down into toxic ponds of excrement to clear obstructions and manage the huge machines that keep things regular.
In the nation's poop they've found teeth, undies, and a lot of corn. The job is hard, they're submerged in thick sludge, working in the pitch dark, with nothing to guide them other than their instincts. But what sounds like hell to us, they find strangely peaceful. And the smell? To them, it just "smells like money." '