Tragic all around..paying inmates $2 an hour to do this?
El Paso posts grim 'help wanted' ad for $27.20-per-hour temporary morgue workers who can lift up to 400lbs to help move bodies of COVID-19 victims
The El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office posted a help wanted ad asking for temporary morgue workers
Workers would be paid $27.20 per hour and must be able to lift between 100 and 400 pounds with assistance
'Not only is this assignment physically taxing, but it may be emotionally taxing as well,' the ad warned
El Paso County has been relying on low-level offender inmates, who are being paid $2 an hour, to help move bodies
The Medical Examiner's Office says there are 247 bodies at the morgue and inside nine refrigerated trailers being used as 'mobile morgues.'