Our nation’s work force is being celebrated again with Kronos and their 1 in One Hundred Million campaign! This campaign is an ongoing monthly web series highlighting the men and women in our country’s work force who go above and beyond every day. It’s a reminder of who keeps this country running day in and day out.
Focusing on Our Work Force
The 1 in one hundred million web series celebrates the men and women who make up our work force and all of the hard work they do. I’ve done several of these posts, and I’ll do as many as I’m asked for one simple reason – our work force doesn’t get enough credit. Yes, going to college and getting a high paying job is the route that almost everyone thinks about, but the people who don’t go that route are still important…being that I come from a completely blue collar background, I think that the people who work these jobs are sometimes even more important!
Think about the regional manager of some company in some office in the mid-west, signing a memo or distributing office paperwork. Where did that paper come from? Where did the pen come from? How did it get to his or her office? Chances are, it’s Shannon NeSmith.
Shannon NeSmith A Driving Force in the Work Force
That’s not hyperbole. Shannon NeSmith is most definitely a driving force in the work force. She’s a truck driver. She’s not just any truck driver, either. She’s a long haul trucker. That means that she’s carrying cargo from coast to coast. There’s no telling what she’ll be hauling, but it’s always interesting!
Shannon NeSmith lives in Clermont, Florida (which I drive through several times a year and is a totally lovely town!), but the road is her second home. She does her hauling from coast to coast and border to border, carrying anything and everything imaginable – from aluminum and plastic pipes to golf carts, to power plant supplies and even log flume boats. And she does it all in her massive, 18-speed tractor trailer truck. It’s a beast that can handle loads of up to 18,000 pounds!
Shannon’s story is just the kind of work force tale that I really enjoy sharing with you guys. She is one of those cogs in the work force wheel that not many people think about but that is absolutely integral to everything running smoothly. She’s the reason other workers get the things they need to keep our country running. And it’s a family affair – her mother was a trucker, her brother is a trucker. Even her husband is a trucker!
She’s one of those work force stories that just impresses the heck out of me. At 43 years old, a mother of two, and a grandmother of two, she’s an active trucker, owns her own trucking company, Happy Flats flatbed transportation, and she’s still kicking butt! If that’s not a work force story worth sharing, I don’t know what is.
See Our Work Force in a New Way
I highly encourage you to visit the Kronos 1 in one hundred million website and watch their web series on our nation’s work force. It’s an absolutely wonderful web series, and I think it highlights something very, very important. Just because you’re not a CEO doesn’t mean you’re not an important piece to this country’s prosperity.
Our nation is run of the hard work of the everyday work force. Without those people, we’d be in sorry shape, indeed. So please, head over to the 1 in one hundred million website and help Kronos celebrate a work force that keeps this great big country going.