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Blue collar workers built this country. Not only did they build it, they keep it running through their long hours, hard work, and dedicated service. Without them, our country would be nothing. Too many people have forgotten this fact, and Kronos wants to remind them. 1in100million is a new free web video series from Kronos that aims to remind everyone of just how much good the blue collar workforce does for all of us.
Kronos - Reminding Us that Blue Collar Workers Work for All of Us
Kronos is the leader in workforce management solutions. They have tens of thousands of customers worldwide, so they know exactly how important blue collar workers are. Without them, Kronos would be out of business, and all of us would be out of luck. That's why they've started the 1in100million Web Series. They know how important a strong workforce is to all of us, and they want to remind us as well by featuring blue collar workers who go above and beyond every day to make the most impact with what they do.
I had the chance to watch several of these videos, and I was truly moved. I've always known how important our country's blue collar workers are, but I've never gotten a chance to really see what some of our workers do and how far they go to make a change in this world. These people don't just punch a clock and get out as soon as they can. They actively make a difference in our lives, our children's lives, and, ultimately, the world around them.
Take Brett Laxton, for example. He was a major league baseball pitcher with a College World Series record setting 16 strikeouts. Since leaving the game, he's begun making baseball bats for other players. Working on the shop floor of Marucci Sports, Laxton makes the bats that make magic happen. That's the spirit of blue collar. He works hard to make something great, even though no one will ever know. At least, until now.
I was particularly moved by the March video about Isheba Barker. She teaches a fourth grade class filled with students who don't speak English as a first language. Rather than say, "Well, I'll do what I can," this amazing woman actually took it upon herself to learn Spanish so that should could better teach and shape the young minds under her care. Hours of learning Spanish, hours of lesson planning long after school is over, and her commitment to her students are traits that resonated with me on a deep level.
When I was just about that age, I had a teacher like Isheba who really touched my life. She taught me what it meant to take personal responsibility, push myself, and always strive for something greater. Because of her, I learned the value of education and self-improvement and empowerment, and that's what Isheba gives to her kids every day. She is exactly the kind of blue collar worker who shapes generations of young people to be better, smarter, and more driven than they would be otherwise.
Never Forget Blue Collar Workers
It's easy to forget all that blue collar workers do for us behind the scenes every day. With our all-go all the time mentality these days, we rarely stop to think about what makes it all possible. Kronos knows that, and I'm so glad they're doing something to remind us all that blue collar workers keep this country steady and strong.
I highly urge you to visit their website and watch their 1in100million web series. It's free to subscribe, and it's well worth the time to watch. These web videos highlight the best of the best of our blue collar workers, and they remind us to never forget who built the tracks and the roads we use, the people who make a stay at our hotel great, or the person who makes sure the produce we eat is fresh and clean - all the while doing it with a smile on their faces and in their hearts.