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Meter Readers, Utilities

Work Environment

Because meter readers deal with the public, they must have a neat appearance and a courteous, pleasant personality. Meter readers must be able to adapt to a variety of working conditions. They may have to read meters in dingy basements or in modern office buildings. They must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather and, when necessary, drive a truck in a variety of conditions. Although the work is not very strenuous, meter readers spend much of their time bending and stooping in cramped quarters. They may have to move objects around or lift meter covers to get at the meters.

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