Sanitation workers can be viewed as six distinct personas basis their motivations, opportunities and ability.
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
Workers, both women and men, who face less hazardous environments and are comfortable in the current job, and have no desire to move out
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
Sewer workers and drain cleaners, typically male, who have been working for several decades and expect to continue doing so
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
Permanent sewer workers and drain cleaners who have been doing this job for years, and earn significantly more than other workers