Sanitation workers can be viewed as six distinct personas basis their motivations, opportunities and ability.

These personas differ in terms of backgrounds, motivations, aspirations, and personalities, and will therefore require customized solutions and pathways.

~  WORKER PERSONAS  ~

Reluctant inheritor

Reluctant inheritor

Relatively new workers, who are forced into the profession due to the death of the primary income earner who used to be in that profession

Complacent part-timer

Complacent part-timer

Workers, both women and men, who face less hazardous environments and are comfortable in the current job, and have no desire to move out

Caged bird

Caged bird

Workers (men) who have just entered this job and are keen to move on to jobs beyond sanitation but foresee no opportunities for doing that

Trapped traditionalist

Trapped traditionalist

Sewer workers and drain cleaners, typically male, who have been working for several decades and expect to continue doing so

Transient hustler

Transient hustler

Workers who are looking for jobs that provide the best economic pay-out and currently a job in sanitation provides them that

First among equals

First among equals

Permanent sewer workers and drain cleaners who have been doing this job for years, and earn significantly more than other workers