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Finding the Best Dirty Work in the Country

"The most important jobs in all polite society -- in all civilized society -- are always the dirtiest jobs." That's the sentiment of Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, a new series on the Discovery Channel.

We get the dirt on some of the dirtiest jobs the country has to offer with Rowe. He brings a gung-ho viewpoint to work that is often overlooked -- and he manages to see the bright side: "If you're a sewer inspector for instance, in San Francisco, it's a pretty good job," with good city benefits, he says.

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David Gardner
David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, is one of the country's most respected and trusted sources on personal finance and investing. As an educator, author, lecturer, and media personality, David wears many different hats. David can be heard on the weekly ‘Motley Fool Profiles’ podcast, available through, and as a financial commentator elsewhere on NPR.