The porters of Nepal and the backbreaking work that they do
When you go on a trek in the Nepal Himalaya, it is most likely that you will encounter the porters of Nepal. They literally do some of the most backbreaking work in the world, as trekking up and down the mountain trails is hard enough without the extra 40 kilograms on your back, or in their case, foreheads. I've seen some who seemed to carry loads much more than body weight. To think, the porters of Nepal are only paid around 10 USD per day. Now that is hard work that demands respect.
What other respect-demanding jobs have you encountered in your travels?
(Why Travel Tuesdays was inspired by #TTOT - the Travel Talk on Twitter. Started by the awesome folks at Traveldudes.org, #TTOT happens every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 9:30 p.m. GMT. Hundreds of travelers meet up online and tweet about various topics relating to travel. This week, the topic is Travel Jobs.)