Its 5:00 in the morning and I could not be more excited to go to work. Not many people have the opportunity to live their dream but I am living proof that dreams can and will come true. What more could I ask for, spending every waking hour in the presence of the beautiful sunrise. Positively benefiting the community and the residence, which reside there. Receiving a brand spanking new truck every year. Listening to my favorite music as loud as I can possibly stand it. Getting paid in excessive amounts of money for getting in shape and having all my nights free. No one could ask for a better job than mine, a garbage truck driver. Although this may sound glamorous it is not easy educating and preparing yourself for such a profession. The skills necessary are not just handed out to you on a platter when one day all of a sudden you decide to become part of the trash collection team. Punctuality, reliability, being able to adapt to the environment, having an extreme tolerance for most fowl odors and having physical and mental strength are the main expertise of an ordinary day-to-day garbage collector. Now I'm not talking the head of the waste industry, no my friends that takes years of experience.