People with dirty jobs are happier than you think. As a group, they’re the happiest people I know.

Mike Rowe

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“Learning from Dirty Jobs.” EG 2008. Dec. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Learning from Dirty Jobs." EG 2008. Dec. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from a 2008 TED Talk given by Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel TV show "Dirty Jobs." In this Talk, Rowe shares entertaining anecdotes and insights from his experience working on his show. In this quote, Rowe is saying that people with so-called "dirty" jobs -- physically difficult, unusual or "gross" occupations, such as people who pick up roadkill or a man who makes flour pots from cow manure -- are happier than people with "normal" office jobs. Watch the full TED Talk here: Mike Rowe - Learning from Dirty Jobs