Refuse collectors breaking apart


Figures from the Swedish governmental institution tasked with keeping track of all possible statistics, Statistics Sweden, show that refuse collecting/recycling is the most common profession among people who divorce. In 2007 (the latest year for which we have complete statistics), over 7% of Swedish married refuse collectors/recyclers divorced.

Not much analysis has been presented with this news, but it is noted that among the top ten, nine professions are blue-collar jobs, with pilots and captains as the only white-collar profession (claiming the runner-up spot).

What we all crave to know of course is what it is about trash work that puts such hard strain on marriages. If anyone knows, do share!

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4 Responses to “Refuse collectors breaking apart”

  1. Leila Darabi Says:

    Gives new meaning to trashy affair. How sad that trash causes marital strain. Perhaps the odd hours?

  2. avakum Says:

    Hmmm. Methinks the translation is off – that trash collecting is the most common pursuit AFTER couples divorce!

  3. Victor Bernhardtz Says:

    avakum: If only, but alas, no. Somehow, it does sound like there could be a connection, but then look at the runner up. Is it really divorces that make people take up careers in flying aircraft and commanding ships?

  4. Pansiyon Fiyatlari Says:

    What a great article! Thanks for sharing this on your blog.

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