I have always had such admiration and respect for people working in positions that seem to be universally scoffed at or made fun of.
Sanitation workers, trash workers, custodians, fast food workers, mechanics, brick layers, cleaning people, etc. Few things make me angrier than to hear someone make a derisive comment about people in these professions.
First of all, nobody should ever feel that they are above any kind of work. Nobody is "less than". Why do we think the lawyer is more important in society then the custodian? Why do we think a CEO is more important than a sanitation worker? I must have missed the memo.
If the sanitation workers, fast food workers, custodians, and garbage workers took an entire week off worldwide, we would dissolve into chaos and anarchy. Within 24 hours, everyone would see just how vital these workers are and how much we take them for granted.
Every single worker in the world, from the janitor all the way up to the CEO, contributes to our society. So the next time you pass a custodian in the hall, stop to thank them and tell them that you appreciate the job they do. The next time you're picking up your café latte in the Starbucks drive-through, thank the barista and tell them how much they always make your morning. The next time you happen to be outside when the trash collector comes, tell them hello and that you really respect the work they do to keep the streets and the neighborhoods clean.
All anyone ever wants is to be appreciated. And nobody deserves it more than those who rarely get to hear it.
Why do you think we devalue some jobs in society and people who do such hard work in them?