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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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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:
- power plant supplies
- crane parts
- steel products
- 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.”
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