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Mike Rowe on Discovery, Realization and Lamb Castration
FORA.TV ^ | 1/2/2011 | BwanaNdege

Posted on 01/02/2011 2:53:00 PM PST by BwanaNdege

Drawing on his experiences picking up roadkill, feeding swine, and castrating a lamb with his teeth, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, discusses how modern American culture...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: mikerowe; work
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To: skr

“At present, my degree apparently makes me overqualified for everything but unemployment, yet my bills don’t care how I earn what pays them.”

I feel your pain. Hang in there.

I’m the same, except I’ve been fortunate not to have to go on unemployment.


21 posted on 01/06/2011 5:57:37 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: skr

“But a person who is willing to self-educate while they’re working is logically a better hiring risk to an employer.”

Yes and no. It totally depends on the employer. Some will look at just the degree. Some will look at no degree and reject you.

I’ve been on both sides of this equation. I personally see how being willing to self-educate is helpful once you’ve got your foot in the door. However, I don’t think it helps very much these days in getting employers to take a chance on you.


22 posted on 01/06/2011 6:00:10 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: Ditter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc


23 posted on 03/15/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

Thanks, that was good.


24 posted on 03/15/2011 3:17:55 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: KoRn
I don’t know... I could be wrong.

You're right, you're wrong......LOL!

25 posted on 03/15/2011 3:23:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: All

Rowe is awesome


26 posted on 10/20/2011 8:09:41 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RoseyT

You got that right, Rosey! Wowwwza!

Regards,


27 posted on 10/20/2011 8:21:25 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: BwanaNdege

Mike is doing a pretty fair job selling FORDs, too.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 5:52:44 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks for the link, very interesting guy!


29 posted on 01/08/2012 2:46:56 PM PST by Trillian
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To: KoRn

He strikes me as being kind of a smug elitist type. I don’t know... I could be wrong.

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You are wrong and wildly so.

I worked with him years ago when his daytime job was selling computer services for the org I was with at the time. He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.

A nicer, more down to earth guy you would have a hard time finding.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:47 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Love that show.
I have done many of those same jobs.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 10:44:48 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Wow. Thanks for the post.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 11:20:08 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: dmz

“He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.”

I’ve heard that show, and not very long ago. I remember he’s said he sang with the Baltimore Opera. He’s certainly not averse to work.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:44 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: dmz

“He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.”

I’ve heard that show, and not very long ago. I remember he’s said he sang with the Baltimore Opera. He’s certainly not averse to work.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:35 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

I think it’s called Your New House or something like that.

I know we are not supposed to tout the work ethic of media folks, but between Mike and another friend, from what I can tell, these guys bust ass. They play hard as well.

I love the story of a musician friend, whose band would play before 10s of thousands in Europe, and then would come home to dishwash for minimum wage at a restaurant when he wasn’t gigging - I, on the other hand, have a great daytime gig, and my band plays before 10s here in Baltimore :-)

The life is not nearly as glamorous for the up and coming as it might seem. No thanks. I like to eat. Oh, and raise a family.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 1:08:57 PM PST by dmz
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To: RoseyT

I agree and im a dude


36 posted on 03/30/2013 10:41:47 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

I think hes a good guy, this is a pretty cool thing to do

http://www.mikeroweworks.com/scrap-yard/eagle-scout-letter/


37 posted on 04/11/2013 10:55:14 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: BwanaNdege

Warning: Either the site or video is infected with “Adware.GoonSquad”, so check your machine if you watch it. My Norton 360 caught, quarantined and deleted it. FYI.

Funny video, though.


38 posted on 06/03/2013 6:27:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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