Enter Mike Rowe. 4 years ago he wrote an open letter to Barack Obama about encouraging young people to open their eyes to the possibility of pursuing careers as skilled tradespeople. Skilled labourers endure much more physically demanding work than any white collar worker will ever experience but their contributions are absolutely necessary for every society to function. And they pay well.
Often, very well.
Obama ignored him.
Now Rowe is trying again. He has sent a similar letter to Mitt Romney. And surprise, surprise, Romney read it. Let's hope he acts on it if he's elected president.
P.S. Mike Rowe and Adam Carolla discuss the value & importance of hard work:
Adam Carolla and Mike Rowe on Work in America - YouTube
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