Anyone that has watched Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs or History Channel's Deadliest Catch will recognize Mike Rowe. He gets involved with some of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs out there in America. The two shows he's involved with give him an insight to work that very few people will ever have. In the video below he talks about what he's learned from doing all those jobs and how, as he puts it, “There's been a war on work.” His 20 minute talk is well worth the time to watch.
As the grandson, nephew, cousin, and brother/son-in-law of machinists, I can attest to the veracity of Mike Rowe's observations. As the father of a farm worker (yes, he's only 14 years old, but he works hard when he's on the job), I can attest that Mike Rowe's are correct. As an engineer in the telecommunications industry, I can tell you first hand that hard work, dirty jobs or clean, is how we came to be the nation we are and the only way we can remain that way. Mike's got it right on all accounts.