Mayra Cruz is the only female sanitation worker currently employed by Avid Waste, a private company in Bronx, N.Y. Since joining the company four months ago, she has had two pay increases and one promotion.
New York Daily News has more details:
If Mayra Cruz had decided to take Wednesday off in honor of International Women’s Day, only two people would have noticed — her driver and her boss.
As the sole woman sanitation worker currently employed by Avid Waste, a private company that’s based in the Bronx, Cruz’s absence wouldn’t have caused much of a ripple.
But that’s not to say the 29-year-old’s impact on the Bronx company hasn’t been felt, her boss said.