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Work is Not the Enemy


Mike Rowe - Stop Ignoring the skills gap

Last week, my personal toilet at mikeroweWORKS Headquarters coughed up a disgusting clog of bad advice, noxious bromides, and odorous stereotypes, leaving my entire office awash in the horrific stench of myth and nonsense. With no licensed plumbers on hand, I was forced to address the problem myself, pulling each offending fallacy from it’s cardboard…


War on Work: Jesse Ventura and Mike Tackle the American Jobs Crisis

jesse ventura mike rowe - for pd

Jesse Ventura sits down with Mike to discuss America’s current unemployment rate, what he thinks of current political candidates and his show Somebody’s Gotta Do It, which explores unique jobs across the country. View the video on Off The Grid.


OFF THE WALL: Legitimate Work

Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs - Bridge Painter

Tim Dye Jr writes… Hey Mike, I’m starting the Electrical Technician program at the local Technical Institute in a couple of weeks, and was wondering what options might still be available with the Mike Rowe Works scholarships? I’ve applied for FAFSA, but was denied because my dad made too much money. My parents don’t actually…


Help Wanted ~ Work Ethic Needed

mike rowe - help wanted work ethic

Hey Mike Your constant harping on “work ethic” is growing tiresome. Just because someone’s poor doesn’t mean they’re lazy. The unemployed want to work! And many of those who can’t find work today, didn’t have the benefit of growing up with parents like yours. How can you expect someone with no role model to qualify…