Friday, March 4, 2005

Manual labor

Another interesting thing that I've noticed in Iasi is a lot of work is done very manually. For example there are a lot of people working on the roads as you drive around, and most of the people working are using pick-axes, and brooms (and not big nice industrial brooms, but ones that look homemade from branches). There are very few machines. I'm not even sure that I saw a steamroller. I suppose that explains why the roads are in bad shape.

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  1. Another place people do very manual work is snow removal. I've seen a bunch of folks out with shovels. Shovelling snow into trash cans and carting it away. They use basically a piece of plywood bolted to a broom handle. I also saw people at the botanic gardens using a horse cart to move garden waste around.