The Age of Worms
Diamond Lake Mines
There are skilled folk and “grunt folk” in all of the mines, but generally speaking the more skilled miners a) end up in the higher-paying mines ( Moonmeadow, Gainsworth, and a couple of Smenk’s operations), and/or b) end up in foremen/overseer positions (after proving themselves).
The typical way to get a job at one of the mines is to show up at dawn and talk to whoever’s in charge onsite, typically one of the foremen. Sometimes an interview with a higher-up is required, but oftentimes not – a common practice is to “donate” a day’s worth of work unpaid to prove your worth to the foreman, who’ll then hire you on at the end of the day if you aren’t useless and the available payroll can support you.