Friday, September 25, 2009

Mike Rowe: The War on Work

Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and countless other shows on Discovery Networks speaks about the War on Work. This should be mandatory viewing for all government employees.


  1. I used to think that there wasn't any job I wouldn't do, if it came down to feeding my family. Now I have to admit that I'd go dumpster diving before I bit off lamb balls.

  2. What a fantastic message, and very well done presentation. As a volunteer firefighter in a department that is suddenly under the thumb of some very strange rules from our equivalent of OHSA, the 'safety third' bit really resonated.


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