Help wanted: Spend every daylight hour rummaging through dumpsters, garbage cans, and roadside rubbish in search of sticky plastic bottles and putrid aluminum cans. Compensation: $9, maybe 10 bucks (if you’re lucky).
If you think “professional recycling” sounds tiring, dead-end, and downright nasty, you’re right. Although John says it’s “good honest work,” he admits he’d gladly jump to a minimum wage job if given the opportunity. See, John used to be just like you, he never thought he’d become homeless. But thanks to our economic nosedive, John went from being a small business owner to a homeless can collector.
If you hear nothing else today, please listen to John’s closing thoughts.