Odd Jobs

A Career in Leech Farming: Really Odd Jobs

Theresa Borst and Stacy Haney trained with the American Red Cross, but now they work for Bio-Clean in Everett, Wash., as certified HAZWOPERS (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response). They've cleaned up chemical spills, sewage, mold asbestos, and they've also been called in by police to clean up a crime scene. Scraping the blood off the sidewalk after a homicide might not sound like a fun day at work, but that's the least of it. One day they were called in by a medical examiner after a heart attack victim died in a hot tub. They needed a pool skimmer to collect the remains.
(Nancy Rica Schiff )