The decline of job security for the trashman

Getty Heir Found Daniel D. Teoli Jr. MR
Getty Heir Found December 16, 1973 Los Angeles
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Selection from On the Street artist’s book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
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When I was a kid growing up in the 60’s we had 3 trashmen working a L.A. trash truck. 1 man to drive and 2 men at the rear loading the trash.
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The 3 man crew eventually evolved into a 2 man crew…1 to drive and 1 to load.
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In 2018 our trash pickup is done by a 1 person crew. The driver gets out and loads the trash then gets back in and moves the truck up a few yards, then gets out to load more trash.
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Now they are working on a self-driving, robot run autonomous trash trucks.
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Back in the day we used to joke about our harebrained schemes saying…”if things don’t work out you can always get a job as a trash man.” Does not look like there is much job security in trash pick up. Amazing how our world has changed in such a short time.