Giant Pigeon Poop Scooper
Despite being one of the most disgusting jobs on the planet, poop scooping is an incredibly competitive profession. Giant pigeons are one of the most popular modes of transport in the Region of Sarra, but it comes with a price; lots of poop. That's where these poop scoopers come in.
Unsurprisingly, a poop scooper must have experience with bad smells, particularly faeces. It is unlikely that amateurs have dealt with poop of this magnitude, which is why before they are hired as professional scoopers they are put through rigorous training to get them used to the job. The most well known and despised training course is known as the Roof of Hell. Trainees are made to scrub an entire roof of a makeshift house clean, cleaning roughly 3 tonnes of giant pigeon poop. Most jobs won't require cleaning 3 tonnes of poop at one particular time, thankfully. Cleaning the Roof of Hell is also timed, and in every single training facility is a local scoreboard and a national scoreboard. The local scoreboard scores every single trainee that has cleaned the Roof of Hell at that particular facility, while the national scoreboard looks at everyone that has ever cleaned the Roof of Hell. This is possibly the most competitive a trainee gets, as everyone tries to beat the national record, which is currently set at 38 minutes.
Payment & Reimbursement
Professional, paid poop scoopers are not paid salaries. Instead, they are paid per roof. Many workers work under a specific facility, and when someone calls for a cleaner, the manager recommends a particular worker. They are called out, and based on the size of the roof and the amount of poop, they are paid a certain amount. Following a worker to the house needing cleaned is an evaluator; evaluators are the people that work out the costs per job.
Poop scoopers are both looked at in disgust and are revered in society. Many people wonder why one would take a job like this, but many also thank them for doing so. The majority would agree that they wouldn't want to be a professional poop scooper, and so they often leave extra large tips as a thank you. Some taverns and inns don't invite poop scoopers in, these are usually the more wealthy establishments. They believe that poop scooping jobs are reserved for those that cannot afford to do anything else, and believe that anyone who picks such a disgusting job is disgusting in nature.
Poop scooping has long been an occupation. Ever since giant pigeons were used as a mode of transport, people needed some way to remove the excess poop from their roofs and so people were hired to clean them. As the job became more in demand, professional establishments formed where people could train in the field.
Poop scoopers carry many tools in their arsenal. Such items include shovels, used to scoop large amounts of poop from roofs, scrapers, to scrape off poop in hard to reach places, and water, used to deep clean places in the roof that haven't been cleaned in a while. There are usually spare tools stored in poop cleaning vans, in case there is an emergency.
Dangers & Hazards
One of the main hazards of being a poop cleaner is falling. It is easy to fall from rooftops, especially when one goes to throw the poop off the roofs. There is an estimated 100 falls per year, with 26 resulting in deaths, based off of 60 years of statistics. Sadly these deaths are often overlooked by poop cleaning companies, as their employees are not valued much.