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Oct 30 / an8828

Welcome to the People@Work Blog

Work occupies a central part of our lives. It is not only a principal source of livelihood for most of us, but it affects our position in society. What we do, where we work, how we work, and the people we work with influence our lives and our families.

Everyone knows that work can involve challenges, hardships, and troubles. For some it can be dreary or dreadful. The working world is by no means always pleasant or safe. Yet there is dignity in work and the workers, of all varieties.

Our society glorifies the rich and powerful. We celebrate celebrity. It is time that we celebrate the valuable work that people do, day in and dayout, without recognition, fame, power, or wealth. Through their work, people contribute to society, their communities, their neighbors, their families, and themselves. What we do at work is important and we should rightfully take pride in it.

PEOPLE@WORK is a Blog that celebrates work and workers. We want to tell YOUR stories through what you do at work. Most of the time, we know little about what others do. We may know the name of the occupation or the position title a person holds. But our knowledge stops there.

We should better understand what those around us, who so vastly affect our lives, do and the contributions they make. What do medical technicians, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners do? What do air traffic controllers, oncologists, Chief Medical Officers, physicists, chemists, biologists, anthropologists, and economists do? How about high school principals, botanists, food inspectors, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, tool and die workers, carpenters, iron workers, electricians, plumbers, and phlebotomists?

We want to pay tribute to the intrinsic value of what YOU do and how it meaningfully affects others. There are literally thousands of occupational classifications. Tell us about what you do, how it and YOU make a difference. Let’s take time to celebrate those among us who do the unsung but vital work that makes our lives better.

Send us YOUR work stories by emailing us at laboratwayne@wayne.edu. Tell the world about what you do and why it matters. It is time to celebrate those who really matter.