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I would back Hewitt Michael -- probably the best voice in America good looking guys -- Mike how much is saying your voice is good and Hussein.
You have to have -- a penetrating voice very handsome man the very kind of form a host of dirty jobs you always see him.
Out there with Ford real people tell you real -- stories.
He's mister blue collar mr.
My gut Michael -- works dot com to find out more.
Mike welcome to our microphones in studio nice to finally be here in person I know you -- you would -- addressing congress and you give us a preview list and yeah well.
He knows the dirty jobs our troops into weird funny little show you know really small and a lot of ways but the themes in -- have always been big and over the years especially after 2008.
The headlines caught up with the show you know and suddenly the country's having a conversation about.
And outsourcing and made in America and the skills gap -- spiking unemployment and a trillion dollars worth of student loans and currency valuations and I'm not really qualified to talk about -- that the people kept calling and asking me what I thought.
-- -- to happen to be in the spot.
So you don't I thought about it and as it turns out I do have some theories and somehow or other I got invited to the senate and -- I shared.
-- he shared them and you say I did not know this I should have known this.
Because I viewers on handy as if that's -- as I.
I call it on handy would have you don't want -- with a tool I'll try yeah I get an eight for effort.
But I get an -- for scale.
That -- -- the whole.
Proposition of dirty jobs -- I get paid to try.
You know and -- the my personal life you know my grandfather was one of those guys who was hard wired to do -- all you know electrician by trade.
Only got to the eighth grade but by the time he was forty he was.
He was a master of just about every single -- not a Jack of all trades he was a master you know he could build a house without a blueprint.
I wanted very much to do that.
The -- skipped me because life is cruel right he advised me to get a better or different toolbox I did.
You're right the -- might I think a lot of it I personality I'd ever been good that would have been competent.
In a different era.
Because I would -- had today.
Well look I mean we -- you talk about on this program you know these these big issues you know people think the skills gap as a problem.
People think -- unemployment problem people think a trillion dollars in student loans problem I think there's symptoms.
You know I think -- symptoms of what we value and to your point in another time we valued.
Image of work.
We valued another understanding.
Of labor and we celebrated those things we don't anymore.
Who that you're you're talking about this is your campaign right now -- -- basically got a PR campaign for hard work -- that's -- that's what dirty jobs was in sheep's clothing with some poop jokes and it was a TV show.
Right you know -- underneath those jobs were real -- -- real reality -- those look I've worked and every state of crawled and every imaginable hole I've got feces from every species on my resume.
And a lot of those guys on the show people never talk about this but dozens of dirty choppers were multimillionaires.
Many more were inventors and small business owners we didn't talk about that because that really.
The show was about celebrating a willingness to get dirty but under that was a willingness to -- a -- skill willingness to reinvent yourself.
Mostly a willingness to take a big bite of the crap sandwich that goes around and pay your dues.
You know I have I have two cousins the very next year very proud of yourself that -- I just like when that sentence and I know sometimes you please tell -- you're the -- -- your biggest fan.
-- two cousins.
Oh one's a printer and with structure -- now the truck driver delivers printing.
Pretty material things you know that's going out of business because -- was doing the royalty in the index that's out.
-- say you know what I -- are looking at another job I had to go find something needs to -- -- do it.
And the other one who does the printing and the shop says they better the government that are retrain me to do something else in the same family.
Different mindset yeah I mean I'm much more I'd love that the government might be -- do something different situations -- a plus.
But I think the might it has to be.
You gotta do it's -- it's -- if you can help you but you'll have to beat it you you cannot wait for help.
Look forget the government big big can help but it points but this conversation starts around kitchen tables you know this conversation starts we before.
You were consciously thinking about what you want to do when your big boy.
You know in 1979 is a true story -- make it short but I'm sitting in my guidance counselors office mr.
-- -- wants to talk to me about my future.
And he's recommending a couple four year universities and I've got nothing against college but I can't afford it and most importantly I don't know what I wanted to do.
So I say look I think it to your school makes more sense from a community college.
And he says Mike that's so totally below your potential forget it and -- points to this poster -- -- -- earlier downstairs.
And it's a picture of the college graduate smiling holding his degree next to a beaten up blue collar worker holding -- ranch whose -- with third in the caption says work Smart.
To me if you Google work Smart not hard right now you'll see it's more than a cliche.
It's the worst advice in the world it's infected the entire country.
I hear it every single day somebody always says it like it's a little tidbit of conventional wisdom it's awful.
And I think we believe and I think a lot of the stuff you talk about on your show -- a lot of stuff that's in the headlines today.
Is in fact.
Of a country who's come to believe that you can have success.
Taking the hard work out of it.
And it's kill us.
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