Though not a blue collar worker myself, I grew up in a blue collar household. This ethos seeped deep into my core and is reflected in my approach to work. I wrote a short “ode to the blue collar ethos” below, inspired by my father and brother who are still showing up to work each day to keep the country moving:
There is work to be done,
Show up, do the work, go home.
This is the commitment we have made,
So you might as well have a good attitude and humor, in spades.
The motto is to be useful while you are here,
Go ahead, kick it into gear.
A sincere “thank you” to everyone who is doing their part each and every day.