Giive a (Bleep): Mike Has a Dirty Job for You
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Whatever happened to good old-fashioned hard work? That’s what Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” wants to know. And that’s why he made the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
“Nobody else seems to celebrate work ethic,” Rowe told Giive a (bleep). “We try to reward work ethic.”
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started during the recession as a PR campaign in defense of jobs that existed, but people seemed to be ignoring, Rowe said. Jobs like electricians and plumbers, carpenters and welders.
“We’ve told our kids those opportunities are for losers. That’s the mindset that fuels the misconception,” Rowe said.
So now, the foundation also supplies scholarships for people to work for companies like Ford and Caterpillar.
“We do small things, but we try to partner with big companies or big entities,” Rowe said. “We do it one person at a time and try to keep it small and manageable.”
For more information, including bidding on your own piece of C.R.A.P., visit mikeroweWORKS.com/foundation.
View the complete article – Santa Monica Daily Press.