Mike Rowe the host of “Dirty Jobs,” tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how its been unjustifiably degraded in society today.
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The testicals story goes to show that the experts are usually wrong. Noah's Ark was built by amateurs. The TITANIC was built by professionals. Think about that for a moment.
On the remodel and rebuilding of the 110 year old house I used to live in, from 2010 to 2014, most of the tradesmen I knew from church growing up and was friends with. Our plumber was this guy who was an apprentice to his older, taller brother on the remodel of my parents house in 2001. The older brother died, and young George had to take over. He stood 5 feet tall, skinny, and needed a step ladder to reach the pipes on a 7 foot basement ceiling. 12 years down the line, and we still call him for our plumbing issues. He's still skinny.
0:02 you know this video when from 13 years ago when you see “remarkable people” then see them goddamn Bills on there 😂😂
its 2022 and things are getting desperate. I'm a welder and I've got people begging me to come work for them!
Only Mike Rowe could have greek philosophy running through his head with lamb testicles running down his chin.
God damnit this man is amazing
Oddly enough now trade school is more applicable now over traditional college. Man foresaw the future. Swapped from marine bio (my passion) to machinist.
Proud to be a carpenter!
Mike Rowe for President!
My God, we need more people like Mike Rowe around the world!
Great lecture about the value of job, any job. There are things to be done to get the society going, and no job is really dirty if a person is not forced into it.
His conservative bias was also shown ridiculing Hilary talking to steel workers but I guess trump’s idiotic image to consider himself at home with the working men and women is okay with him as if trump has any fucking idea how a carpet layer feels at the end of the day.
I have less brain cells after watching this. Jesus.
I have a lot of respect for Mr. Rowe. A lot of our work has become increasingly meaningless because money has become the yardstick for everything. Job satisfaction, work ethics, doing the right thing always seem to stand in the way of the next promotion. I worked the overwhelming majority of my career, 50 years, in middle and upper management making a very good salary. But my "good" work dreams are those of the five years I was in the construction industry, driving trucks, cutting steel, hard manual labor. My "bad" work dreams are of the office, wandering around with faceless people trying to find my office but unable to because of the never-ending restructuring, downsizing, and job changes du jour. My last job paid me very well for someone who did little outside of reading emails and attending pointless meetings all day. For too many of us, working in America has lost it balance. I hope we've learned that going into debt for just any college degree is not the solution for a happy and long career. Maybe we can also find, or rediscover, another motivator simply besides the pursuit of wealth.
Re: crab boats, never been on a Navy destroyer
Wow, 13 years ago. I feel old lol
This man is a legend! Been watching dirty jobs forever on discovery. My mum and I loved watching him all the time! Such a character!
MIKE ROWE FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!
Those lambs most have been over 30 days old. Of course they will act like that
I've always said that anyone that says "that's not my job" or "I'm above that" doesn't deserve to have any work at all..(yet for some reason those ones are always the ones that get the promotions etc. >.>)
I think I have done most of his "Dirty Jobs"!
I just got back from my first day at my trade school that I’m going for welding in it makes me feel honored to be part of the the workforce that keeps us comfortable
i would love to just do all these jobs just so i could experience them .
Search “Dirty Con Job of Mike Rowe” for the real truth.
because of mike rowe i decided te apply at a truck factory. best damn decision of my life. awesome coworkers, fair bosses, good wage. i'm happy as can be! everybody told me i needed to reach my "potential", in other words, get an education. i tried and failed. now i work at a factory and outwork most of my coworkers. did i mention my sweet paycheck?
Unfortunately Mike is not for the working class, anti $15 min wage and anti union, wears that phoney baseball cap; never did a dirty job in his life and now takes money from the Koch bros. & is a Fox fav; just like the Republicans, he is AGAINST the working class, wake up
Mike Rowe pretends to be an advocate for the working person but then he preaches “safety third.” I’ve been an Electrician for 20 years and have been on two jobs that had deaths, one electrocution and one crushed by an excavator. It’s a terrible thing that I am sure he has never experienced. Engineers used to estimate the number of deaths for a project because the workers were as disposable and replaceable as equipment. Hoover Dam came in under estimate at 96 deaths. Now, because of safety first it’s relatively rare to have a dead on a major project. Many people get to go home alive because of safety first. And no, back in the good ol’ days when men were disposable they weren’t getting rich either. The owner were getting rich just like today but the workers were not.
Obama wanted to make community college free, many of which have trades programs. I know nothing is really free but I think education is a very worthwhile investment for society.
He's a Randroid and a moron. Mike Rowe is the worst kind of human being. He hates any generation born after his and doesn't believe they believe in hard work.
Hindsight is 2020… Mike Rowe for President – 2024
Good points. Often laborers are happier than office workers like in office space lol.
Better help me rowe
Here is a dirty job. The one our goverment is doing.
So much to learn for those who are willing to listen.
Lol … tv personality talks about work … real work.
Ya that's one job too dirty for me. Eye opening that someone's out there munching on sheep nuts though to keep the world spinning 😅
Dirty jobs and tough men are what make our country thrive
Too bad nothing has changed in 14 years
Don't worry, the prisons are giving free education for electricians, plumbers and carpenters.
Always love your stories Mike, they're just as good years later and can be watched over and over.
Sure miss these old Ted talks.
Now they just make crap up.
Mike Rowe for president! Too bad he’s probably too smart to get involved in politics
I'm a lineman mike but Yu never contacted me! A tuf hard job not for sissy's!
Mike Rowe FOR PRESIDENT!