Mike Rowe And The 'War On Work'

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 9:49am

This one's an oldie, but a goodie. Mike Rowe, renowned for his work on Discovery's Dirty Jobs, gives a few anecdotes about some of the work he has been forced to do over the years. And while one of them is particularly cringe-worthy, Mike's message in the end is pretty clear: hard, dirty work is nothing to be ashamed of, and in fact, it's usually the better work. He argues that America has waged a "war" on work — from Hollywood to the white collar cubicle — and that's part of the reason American manufacturing is on the decline.

We understand this is a fairly long talk, but it's something that can easily be broken into a few sections of viewing, when there's a spare moment in your day. It's worth your patience.

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