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CITY AMBASSADOR: We Do Beautification Throughout The City

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Maalik shares his story about being a City Ambassador. As one of the youngest members of his team, Maalik talks about the type of responsibilities and community interactions this job requires. He also shares how he got this job and what this job has taught him about dealing with people.

Job Title: City Ambassador

Job Summary: Hand Laborers and Material Movers

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Hand laborers and material movers transport objects without using machines. Some workers move freight, stock, or other materials around storage facilities; others clean vehicles; some pick up unwanted household goods; and still others pack materials for moving.

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High school degree
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m='12330'>same</span> <span m='12660'>time.</span> <span m='13110'>We grab</span> <span m='13385'>our</span> <span m='13660'>cans.</span> <span m='14490'>We</span> <span m='14860'>either</span> <span m='15285'>are</span> <span m='15710'>assigned</span> <span m='16135'>to</span> <span m='16560'>pick up</span> <span m='17050'>trash,</span> <span m='18030'>paint</span> <span m='18480'>graffiti,</span> <span m='20180'>or</span> <span m='21150'>do</span> <span m='21430'>beautification</span> <span m='22650'>throughout</span> <span m='22900'>the</span> <span m='22940'>city,</span> <span m='23410'>as</span> <span m='23570'>well</span> <span m='23720'>as</span> <span m='23950'>planting</span> <span m='25400'>trees,</span> <span m='26670'>watering</span> <span m='27300'>plants,</span> <span m='28336'>by</span> <span m='29130'>any</span> <span m='29480'>means,</span> <span m='30215'>obviously.</span> </p><p><span m='30700'>I</span> <span m='31185'>got this</span> <span m='31670'>job</span> <span m='33400'>as</span> <span m='33620'>I was working</span> <span m='34000'>at</span> <span m='34160'>my</span> <span m='34850'>old</span> <span m='35110'>job</span> <span m='35700'>at</span> <span m='35890'>the</span> <span m='35970'>art</span> <span m='36150'>gallery.</span> <span m='37170'>I'd</span> <span m='37470'>seen</span> <span m='39016'>ambassadors</span> <span m='39360'>from Oakland</span> <span m='39695'>do it.</span> <span m='40030'>And</span> <span m='40660'>I</span> <span m='40700'>spoke</span> <span m='41040'>to</span> <span m='41140'>one,</span> <span m='41980'>and</span> <span m='42610'>I</span> <span m='42650'>went</span> <span m='42900'>out</span> <span m='43060'>for</span> <span m='43270'>an</span> <span m='43722'>interview,</span> <span m='45080'>and</span> <span m='45510'>I</span> <span m='45650'>ended up in</span> <span m='46010'>Berkeley.</span> <span m='46410'>I</span> <span m='46530'>really</span> <span m='46730'>wanted to</span> <span m='46920'>end up</span> <span m='47332'>in Oakland, but I</span> <span m='47744'>ended up in</span> <span m='48156'>Berkeley.</span> <span m='48570'>But</span> <span m='48950'>Berkeley's</span> <span m='49140'>not that bad.</span> <span m='49555'>I actually like</span> <span m='49970'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='50210'>What</span> <span m='50540'>I</span> <span m='50680'>know</span> <span m='50970'>now</span> <span m='51720'>is</span> <span m='54450'>I</span> <span m='55170'>have</span> <span m='55810'>more</span> <span m='56570'>respect</span> <span m='57930'>for</span> <span m='58300'>people</span> <span m='58740'>who</span> <span m='58910'>actually</span> <span m='59590'>recycle</span> <span m='60300'>as</span> <span m='60790'>well as</span> <span m='61213'>use</span> <span m='62060'>garbage</span> <span m='62470'>cans</span> <span m='62910'>for their</span> <span m='63400'>trash,</span> <span m='64300'>because</span> <span m='64680'>when</span> <span m='65060'>you</span> <span m='65269'>don't,</span> <span m='65620'>I'm the</span> <span m='65870'>one</span> <span m='66030'>picking it</span> <span m='66393'>up.</span> <span m='67120'>So</span> <span m='68350'>I</span> <span m='68470'>have</span> <span m='68690'>more</span> <span m='68910'>respect</span> <span m='69260'>for</span> <span m='69330'>people</span> <span m='69590'>who</span> <span m='69700'>recycle.</span> </p><p><span m='70005'>And I</span> <span m='70310'>also</span> <span m='70690'>have</span> <span m='71560'>respect</span> <span m='72010'>for</span> <span m='72120'>people</span> <span m='72530'>who</span> <span m='73050'>take</span> <span m='73270'>pride</span> <span m='73840'>in</span> <span m='74135'>their city,</span> <span m='75765'>like</span> <span m='77100'>people</span> <span m='78040'>who</span> <span m='78160'>want</span> <span m='78360'>to</span> <span m='78440'>do</span> <span m='78750'>better.</span> <span m='79110'>Because we do</span> <span m='79420'>a</span> <span m='79470'>lot</span> <span m='80236'>of</span> <span m='81720'>Berkeley</span> <span m='82210'>activities,</span> <span m='82620'>to</span> <span m='83030'>where</span> <span m='83260'>a</span> <span m='83490'>lot of people can</span> <span m='83870'>come</span> <span m='84130'>out and</span> <span m='84420'>enjoy</span> <span m='84830'>themselves</span> <span m='85460'>in the right</span> <span m='86846'>atmosphere.</span> <span m='88232'>So</span> <span m='89160'>we</span> <span m='89570'>don't really have</span> <span m='89870'>that</span> <span m='90350'>in Oakland.</span> <span m='91175'>I would</span> <span m='91690'>like</span> <span m='91990'>it if</span> <span m='92290'>we</span> <span m='92890'>did.</span> <span m='93190'>But</span> <span m='93490'>it's</span> <span m='93790'>fun to come</span> <span m='94090'>out here</span> <span m='94390'>and</span> <span m='94690'>play.</span> 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