Mike Rowe here, Dirty Jobs, etc. Saw the drama over the weekend. Read the articles. Watched the interviews. Fascinating. https://bit.ly/2CfiLvI
Not sure if you know anything about my foundation, but I run a work ethic scholarship program called mikeroweWORKS. Among other things, we train people for skilled jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. We also try to promote things like personal responsibility, delayed gratification, work ethic, and a positive attitude. Toward that end, we require all scholarship applicants to sign a S.W.E.A.T. Pledge, (Skill and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.) It’s a twelve-point pledge that embodies what I believe are qualities that all people of character possess. It seems to me that you more than qualify. https://bit.ly/2wHTu8k
Over the years, we’ve sold thousands of these things, mostly as a fundraiser for the scholarship fund, but also, as public reminder that work is never the enemy. Want one? I think it would look great in the break room at Trader Joe’s. Or maybe the entrance? Or wherever you’d like to hang it. They’re normally $12, but all thing considered, I’m happy to send you one, compliments of mikeroweWORKS.
Thanks for what you’ve done, and for what you’re doing. And good luck with whatever comes next.