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You Hate My Job

You hate my job: Giving out parking tickets

Kai Ryssdal Jun 19, 2013
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During the recession and slow economic recovery, most people seem pretty happy just to have a job. Any job.

But there are some jobs in this economy — in key parts of it, in fact — that don’t get any love. And so we begin our new series, You hate my job.

Jenny Day is a traffic officer — she patrols the streets, looking for expired parking meters. And she is good at what she does, and has been doing it for nine years.

She’s given out thousands of parking tickets… probably more.

Listen to the full audio above to ride along with her on the job.

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