There have certainly been a bundle of stories written on the “Elevator Operator” profession lately. There have also been some good comments back and forth on where one could still find them in the United States. This particular article digs a little deeper into the profession and focuses on operators in the New York City subway system.
Today, attendants, who earn $23 an hour, are responsible for little more than pressing a few buttons on the automatic elevator’s console. But they have endured because of neighborhood efforts to retain a reassuring presence inside deep stations that can seem isolated or ominous.
$23 an hour! Where do I sign up?