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Are you 1 in one hundred million?

Are you 1 in one hundred million? #WorkforceStories #1in100MMThis 1 in one hundred million post is a sponsored by Kronos. #WorkforceStories #1in100MM

Did you know that every day, more than 100 million Americans head to work? The majority of these workers perform critically important jobs that often go unrecognized. Kronos Incorporated launched a new online video series titled “1 in One Hundred Million™” that tells the personal stories of the people who bring drive, skill, passion, and purpose to these many jobs. Wait until you see and hear their stories.

1 IN ONE HUNDRED MILLION WEB SERIES

“1 in one hundred million” is a site devoted to sharing the personal stories of people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs upon which we all rely. From our very first days, Kronos solutions have always focused on the work that people do. That’s why they’re proud to celebrate these special individuals who reflect the character, the commitment, and the passion of today’s workforce.  Each month, Kronos releases a new video focused on one occupation – a firefighter, a nurse, a union electrician, and more. Here is the full list of webisodes:

o Ep: 1 – Firefighter
o Ep: 2 – Trauma Nurse
o Ep: 3 – Produce Manager at grocery store
o Ep: 4 – Union Electrician
o Ep: 5 – Hotel Front Desk Agent
o Ep: 6 – Restaurant Server
o Ep: 7 – Teacher
o Ep: 8 – Baseball Bat Maker, was MLB pitcher
o Ep: 9 – Major in National Guard, works security for major events
o Ep: 10 – Justina Pratt: Safe Start Swimming Instructor at the YMCA, Lake Nona, FL
o Ep: 11 – Royce / Alligator Wrangler
o Ep: 12 – Shannon NeSmith / Truck Driver

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Are you 1 in one hundred million? #WorkforceStories #1in100MMEPISODE 12 – MEET TRUCK DRIVE SHANNON NESMITH

Shannon NeSmith is 43 year old mother of two, grandmother of two and truck driver who lives in Clermont, Florida. Truck driving runs in her family as her mother was a truck driver and her brother is a truck driver. She wanted to drive a truck since she was a little girl, grew up playing with trucks, always around trucks… now she does it on a huge scales, and feels fortunate and grateful to have her passion be her work. Trucking is her life, her future, her love. It's in her blood. Shannon sas been a trucking company owner, since 2000 and owns Happy Flats flatbed transportation.

She loves the freedom and flexibility of being a truck driver, the opportunity to meet different people all the time, and the scenery – amazing new view of the roads when she’s the only one out there. Being on the road can be hard and lonely, without consistent interaction with another person. Shannon had accepted that maybe she was meant to be alone, but then met her soon to be husband — a fellow driver — on a loading dock in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They are getting married in Sept 2015!

Her truck is massive, has an 18-speed transmission, which can haul up to 18,000 pounds of cargo. Her modest, easy going personality has seen her delivering cargo all across the United States, coast to coast… everything from aluminum and plastic pipes, to golf carts, to military equipment. Most interesting load? Log flume boats! Other interesting loads include:

  • airplanes
  • power plant supplies
  • generators
  • crane parts
  • steel products
  • rockets
  • hydraulic lifts

Shannon shares that  not everyone can drive a truck. “If you don’t love it, you need to get off the road because you’re a hazard to everyone else” The satisfaction from driving a truck is ultimate — sense of accomplishment is the best. The best thing: “ Knowing when I load the load in point A, and got the load safely to point B…it’s like ‘I did that. Nobody else did that…' And then on to the next adventure.”

Watch her:

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love this story. I love hearing the behind the scenes things like this so to speak.

  2. I love this web series. I think it’s important that we remember all the men and women behind the scenes that keep this country going day in and day out.

  3. I am thinking of starting my own business with employees this would help a lot because I have no idea how to manage the employees!

  4. This series sounds great. It’s nice to see every day people like us getting recognition for the work they do. I can imagine that if some of these workers weren’t around my life would change quite a bit.

  5. Wow this is pretty awesome. Sounds like a really great series I love hearing stories like this.

  6. Nobody thinks about the people behind the scenes that make our world go round. This is a great web series.

  7. Shauna

    Oh my goodness, she sounds totally amazing. That is a huge truck to be driving and she OWNS it! My BIL is a truck driver and I know how tough of a job it can be. Thank you for sharing her story with me.

  8. Gosh she is an awesome person. It’s great that she is so passionate about her job. It sounds tough!!

  9. I think all anyone ever wants is just some recognition and appreciation for the work they do every now and then. You have to have truck driving in your blood, it can wear you down so quickly!

  10. I love hearing about the stories behind some of the jobs that seem to be forgotten sometimes. This really warmed my heart.

  11. I really like the idea of this series. We all need to remember the people behind the scenes!

  12. Love the working force behind America they do so much that goes unnoticed. Love this story what an amazing woman!

  13. 1 in one hundred million sounds like a great site. I will have to head over and check it out. There are so many unsung heroes that we do not think of.

  14. This sounds like an interesting site. I would love to read some of these stories. I am going to head over to 1 in one hundred million now.

  15. This web series sounds really interesting. I really want to see the one about restaurant servers.

  16. I have heard about this campaign before. I think it is great.

  17. That is an awesome story! I love it! And I really enjoy reading this series!

  18. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    How great to shine a spotlight on the everyday workers who make our lives possible!

  19. This sounds especially cool for young people trying to find a job they can be passionate about. Thanks!

  20. I like watching videos like this. It’s great to know how hard these people work. People that we see every day, but very often, we won’t give a second look.

  21. I think this would be so great for kids to look at and better understand what is involved with a particular job. I mean kids might have a basic idea but their minds could change if they saw the depth of a particular occupation.

  22. I have looked into Kronos before. It looks like a great tool!

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