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Finding the Best Dirty Work in the Country

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Finding the Best Dirty Work in the Country

Finding the Best Dirty Work in the Country

Finding the Best Dirty Work in the Country

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"The most important jobs in all polite society — in all civilized society — are always the dirtiest jobs." That's the sentiment of Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, a new series on the Discovery Channel.

We get the dirt on some of the dirtiest jobs the country has to offer with Rowe. He brings a gung-ho viewpoint to work that is often overlooked — and he manages to see the bright side: "If you're a sewer inspector for instance, in San Francisco, it's a pretty good job," with good city benefits, he says.