Life typically goes a little something like: graduate high school, head off to college, find a subject you’re good at/interested in to major in, graduate college, and head off into the “real world” to work. But once you’re in the workforce, there’s a tendency to zone out and just think about YOUR industry, YOUR company, and YOUR day-to-day responsibilities. While those are absolutely important, we don’t think too much about the jobs OTHER people are doing that affect our lives tremendously. Jobs like teachers, trauma nurses, electricians, restaurant waitstaff, etc.
I’m loving Kronos’ “1 in one hundred million” web series, which spotlights personal stories of people who do many of these important, and often unrecognized jobs. Even better? These individuals are passionate and committed to their work, which is so inspiring to see!
About every six weeks, a new video is posted, and the latest (#18) is especially fascinating to me. Dana Sue Kimbal is a Miner & Environmental Manager for the Nevada Mining Association, and at the Coeur Rochester mine, Dana Sue and her team move 70,000 tons of ore EVERY DAY. Now consider this. A single truck that carries 100 tons of ore equates to 26 oz. of silver, and each year, the team produces 4 MILLION oz. of silver. Crazy!
Although Dana Sue originally wanted to be a park ranger, a job opportunity popped up after she graduated college, and soon after, she found herself in northern Nevada living the mining life. If you’re wondering what that’s like, think rural outdoors (i.e. working outside, wearing jeans and boots every day). She loves talking to people and educating them about modern mining and technology and hopes to get students interested in science, just like her!
What kind of job do you do? Are there any careers you ever wonder how people could enjoy doing for a living?
Let’s take a minute to celebrate the workforce as a whole and be thankful for all of the individuals of the world! After all, if we were all the same, there sure would be a lot of things that would never get done and our lives would be totally different!
Subscribe to the “1 in one hundred million” web series to learn about all types of jobs and the passionate, committed individuals who do them. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a new career interest!