Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.
Where do I send my résumé?
It's a poorly kept secret of American cities that being a garbageman, despite the garbage, is a highly coveted job.
But while American garbagemen may have nice benefits, Russian trash-collectors have all the fun. On the icy streets of this unidentified city, they glide behind the truck like a couple of burly, bundled-up wakeboarders. The title of this video, according to Google Translate, is "This country cannot win," but if this isn't winning than I don't know what is.
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