To the American householder he's a "sanitation collector".....to an Englishman he's a "dustman"......but whatever the?
GV Dustmen with cans on footpath
REPORTER: How would you like to switch jobs with your American cousins?
DUSTMAN: No, no I'd like to stay in England.
SANITATION COLLECTOR: Not even money wise?
DUSTMAN: Oh, yes, the money.
REPORTER: What is the difference in money. What do you make a week?
DUSTMAN: Sixteen pound. About forty dollars.
REPORTER: And sanitation man here?
SANITATION MAN: 190
REPORTER: You'd rather make their income huh?
DUSTMAN: I'd rather make their income in England, yes.
SANITATION MAN: In England not here. How'd you like to live here?
DUSTMAN: No, no. I wouldn't like to live here. I don't know I come from the country and the city's got no attraction really.
SANITATION MAN: We have the country here...Central Park.
REPORTER: What do you have in common with these men here do you find?
DUSTMAN: Yeah everything in common really. Well the job's the same all over the world isn't it. It's gotta be picked up. Somebody's got to do it. Mind you, in England the Dustman is sorts the lowest form of life.
REPORTER: And here they call themselves sanitation men. And they get upright if you call them garbagemen.
SANITATION MAN: No. We hate the idea of being called garbage men. So you know what I call myself?
SANITATION MAN: A Debris Disposal Technician.
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Background: To the American householder he's a "sanitation collector".....to an Englishman he's a "dustman"......but whatever the name he's still one of the most necessary members of modern society. It appears that his role is just being fully recognised....recognised to the extent that some have been given the chance to see methods used by overseas counterparts. As a result a "dustman" from northern England is currently in the United States to discuss latest trends and methods with his fellow "sanitation collectors."
Just how is the "dustman" from northern England taking his familiarization tour.......