Our work force is the unsung work horse of the United States. I’m pretty sure I’ve started every “1 in one hundred million” article I’ve written with that sentence. There’s a reason for that. We all go about our days never thinking about the men and women behind the scenes who make our country work. That’s why I love the “1 in one hundred million” web series.
Celebrating our Work Force with Kronos
Kronos knows the value of our work force. In fact, they’re the leader in work force management. They’re the company that keeps track of the work force that keeps this country humming, so they have a unique insight to just how much and how hard our country’s workers work to keep everything running smoothly. That’s why they created the “1 in one hundred million” web series.
1in1oomillion.com is a site devoted to the personal stories of our country’s work force. These are stories of people who do everything from truck consumer goods from one coast to another to help us in the produce section of our store, to wrangle alligators for conservation efforts. These are the stories of the unsung heroes who do so much and receive so little recognition for it.
Jenny Theuman – Zookeeper
The latest “1 in one hundred million” work force star is Jenny Theuman. Both my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video, because my daughter is currently in school to be a veterinary technician, though what she really wants to be when she grows up is a Zoologist. In middle school, she was in a Zoological Science magnet school and spent half of her classes at our local Zoo Miami, and watching Jenny talk about her passion for Zookeeping really struck a chord with Angeline!
Jenny Theuman didn’t start out as a zookeeper. She actually spent her early education pursuing culinary arts. Cooking never really touched her, though. After years of struggling through high school, and slogging through culinary work, it actually took a college counselor suggesting zookeeping to inspire Theuman to change course. Her counselor recommended giving it a try since Jenny had always loved animals.
13 years later, Jenny Theuman is still going strong. “I’ve been excited every day,” she said, when talking about her job. “They’re living, breathing animals. They need you to stick around and finish what you’ve started.”
Every day is an adventure for Jenny, and she never knows what to expect. She never finishes learning, because the animals are never finished throwing something new at her.
A Work Force Hero is Something to Be
Jenny Theuman is the classic example of the unsung work force hero. She puts in a huge amount of work every day to ensure that the animals in her care are healthy and happy, and she never waivers. She’s the kind of person in today’s work force that keeps everything going from stocked shelves to zoo experiences for all of us animal lovers out there.
If you’d like to get an inside look at more work force heroes, visit the “1 in one hundred million” web site. You’ll get to see all kinds of work force heroes that do so much more than you’d ever thing.