I started my career doing crime scene clean up.
This was about as much fun as you would think.
There was blood spatter to clean up, carpets to replace, and always such an unholy stink to try and get rid of. You would think that for such disgusting work there was really good bpay, but you would be wrong about that. After a few months I was so repulsed by the job that I started taking night classes to study HVAC repair. I needed a new job, something with a real future to it, and I was convinced that the heating and cooling industry was my ticket. That was a weird period in my life, because I was still cleaning up crime scenes during the day, and then studying heating and cooling systems at night. That oddball combination gave me an idea, one that I pitched to the owner of the cleaning business – ductwork and air vent cleaning. I knew that the man owned other types of businesses, and I explained to him that no one else on his crew knew how to properly clean and disinfect air ducts. That does take a little specialized training, the very kind I was receiving in my HVAC studies. When I was finally HVAC certified I was able to quit the crime scene clean up crew, and move to an industrial cleaning crew. No more blood and guts for me, now all I have to clean are dusty air ducts and grimey air vents, which are markedly less disgusting. Thanks for reading my blog!