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February 27th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

Work Ethic

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work."

I love that quote from Thomas Edison.  And as someone who's worked as a grocery store bagger and shopping cart fetcher, a department store stockman and a lawn mower, I appreciate what Edison was talking about.

On Thursday, we've got a great story about an 18-year-old with a great work ethic.  Know anybody like him?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Ghoster

    My grandfather was a private in Vietnam, and I know from his stories that he worked so hard to get those people out of there. He is truly a hero.

    February 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm |
  2. Isaac

    My sister has very good work ethic. She likes to clean for fun. When she's bored, she'll organize cabinets, clean off counter tops, and just pick up stuff that's laying around.

    February 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
  3. tarek

    yes i do and me i am not an overall person but he must like it because he want's to go to work every day even sundae unbelievable well that mite not be the reason but that is what i think

    February 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm |
  4. Emily-Kate

    I'm not completely sure what that means, but I am pretty sure that it defines my whole family except me. I think I need work... A lot of it.

    February 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm |
  5. Maddie

    Some of my classmates. Although, not only do they do well, they stress out. At least I don't.

    February 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm |
  6. Felicia

    When my dad first came to America, he had no money. He had to study and work at the same time. He worked 3 jobs and studied at the same time. That's impressive. He worked about 10 hours everyday because he had to raise me. I came by a surprise. My dad was determined to keep me and make sure I lived in a safe neighborhood while getting a good education.

    February 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  7. Priya

    I only wish I knew someone like Jacquelle. It would make my school projects so much easier! :)

    February 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm |
  8. Emile

    My dad owns a jam company he needs to deliver jam to many shops. He works on a project that is in London we live in Denver. He learns arabic and takes food tests and picks up me and my brother after school all in one day. ( Our schools end at 3:15.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm |
  9. Emile

    Messi in soccer. Is the best player. Messi unlike other players when he falls down he gets back up, when he loses the ball he chases it. He is the first one to practice and the last one to leave, Messi dose all that and he is the best player in the world.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm |
  10. Nicole :)

    A person I know that is like that 18 yr old guy is my mom. She is an assitant manager at a bank and she is such a hard worker. She is always dressed appropriatly and always has good manners. She is honestly my hero, and inspiration.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm |
  11. hilda

    i think my dad is a great work ethic he has 2 jobs one stockman person and two a person who sells and owns a buissness mortocycles

    February 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
  12. Grace

    One of my friends has a great work ethic. No matter what obstacle or what comes in her way, she will overcome it and keep going. She puts her heart into everything she does and commits to whatever she is doing no matter what.

    February 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
  13. angela

    My aunt Sarah got in 7 eleven.it was busy , she went for a candy bar and got hired 10 seconds later. I thought that was cool.

    February 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm |
  14. aaron

    its easy to get a job unplanned.

    February 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm |
  15. angela

    My aunt Sarah walked into 7 eleven to get some desert and it was packed and so, 5 minutes later she got a job. I thought that was unplanned and weird.

    February 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm |
  16. Matthew

    No, I don't know anyone that works that hard.

    February 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm |
  17. DAMIEN

    MY UNCLE HAS STARTED LIVING WITH US BOUT LIKE 4 YEARS AGO AND STARTED WORKING AT LACKLAND AFB AND HE WOULD WALK TO WORK AS WELL WASNT A FAR WALK BUT RAIN SHINE COLD WEATHER IN TEXAS HE WOULD WALK TO WORK HE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS KID AND WAS LIKE WOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS THIS WAY... AND MY UNCLE IS CURRENTLY WORKING 80 HOUR WEEKS TO HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY BILLS AND TO HELP ME AND MY OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTER WITH STUFF I NEED FOR COOLEGE AND THEY NEED FOR SCHOOL, DONT EVERCOMPLAIN JUST SAYS HE HAS TO DO IT AND ALWAYS COMES TO SEE US NOW TIRED LOOKING BUT ALWAYS SMILING! LOVE THIS GUY, NOW GRANTED HE FINALLY GOT TRUCK AND LIVES ON HIS OWN HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF BUT ALWAYS TELLS MY BROTHERS AND SISTER YOU NEVER WANNA WORK LIKE I DO, HE SAYS NEVER WORK AS HARD AS I DO, TELLS US TO STAY IN SCHOOL, NEVER GIVE UP, AND TO LEAVE THE HARD WORK TO HIM..... ONE DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP HIM AS MUCH AS HE HAS HELP US!

    February 28, 2013 at 4:17 am |
  18. Tatiana

    My dad used to travel 30 miles to work on his bike, rain or snow. People with this kind of courage are rare

    February 28, 2013 at 7:02 am |
  19. mrs. t

    I have a student who is a senior. He has a job at a local restaurant – and he hates it. However, he shows up for work on time, does the best job he can, and puts on a happy face for his co-workers. In addition, he does not complain about his job. I believe that this shows a great work ethic and dedication. This will take him far in life!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:42 am |
  20. Austin

    Smile, and stay positive. That's always what I hear people tell me in order to have a good work ethic. I'm a senior in high school and this really has been helping me, keeping in mind to have an open and positive mind. My grandma is my biggest modivation for this.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:12 am |
  21. Brody

    ME I was walking to my grandma's house and when I got there one minute later my aunt got there and said "I could of given you a ride here" and it was in the winter.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  22. Lacy

    My dad is sorta like that he tried for 5 years to get into the fire department and finally he got the job he loved. :)

    February 28, 2013 at 8:28 am |
  23. Donte

    I give my respect to the guy who walk to his job interview

    February 28, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  24. Mia

    Work ethic is mostly what people look for in others in need of a job. If an 18-year-old has great work ethic, that says a lot about the potential in other young adults.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:38 am |
  25. Kara

    Everybody should have work ethics it shows proper communication .

    February 28, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  26. Jordan

    I think everyone should have work ethic

    February 28, 2013 at 8:39 am |
  27. codin

    I like how the 18 year old boy had such dedication to get a job he was going to travel miles to an interview. Thats work ethics.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  28. Charnae

    Every person any age should have work ethics it shows whether your responible and it helps better in the work place.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  29. Edward

    The only person I know who is like that is my father, he is always working and tries to always make a living out of his work. My father is a carpenter so he is always building stuff and i always want to help outh with him.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  30. Jordan

    I think everyone should work ethics because it shows that you're a hard worker and you care about what you're doing at you're job.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  31. Anonymous

    This 18 year old is a real worker. He goes out and gets what he wants even if it means walking ten miles to get there.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:41 am |
  32. Brandon

    I work at one of many mcdonalds restraunts even though i sometimes dont like working there and never want to come in when i am scheduled or called, i still do because its responsibility. In my mind, i think the employers call me in more because they know i will always come in no matter what time day or night because i built a certain reputation of always being there when i am needed, this is what makes true work ethic. Being there on time and doing your best because at my workplace, peoples attitudes matter to me. Work is life for me and even though mcdonalds is a small job, its a great start to something bigger......

    February 28, 2013 at 8:51 am |
  33. Kiara

    No, not really most people have oppertunities walking out the front door and never notice. But what they think is important work is really not.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  34. Tina

    My father knows a solider who lived on the outskirts of New Orleans. He lived with his mother, was very poor and only owned one uniform. After hurricane Katrina hit, he walked all the way from the out shirts of town to Superdome. He told his commanding officer that was ready to work where ever needed. The world needs more people like him.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:30 am |
  35. Jonathan

    People always pass opportunities for a job.Opportunities may knock on your door, but Americans pretend it was never there and move on with there life, but that was there mistake. Later in life they look back and say i should have taken the opportunity.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:34 am |
  36. Kendall

    Yes, in fact i do. But some people are judgemental towards other people. You never know what someone is capable of, until they actually get a chance to disperse their talent.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  37. Brandon

    People always pass up job opportunities because they're too "lazy" and they don't want to work. We have such a high unemployment rate because of this issue, people are just too lazy to work. Job opportunities may not always come knocking on your door, which is why we must go out and look for one. If we want to lower the unemployment rate in America we must go out and look for a job. Think about Thomas Edison and how many jobs he held, why can't everyone be like him. I know that it may be hard to hold many jobs like him but it is not as hard to hold at least 1 or 2 jobs.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:45 am |
  38. Anthony

    No I do not know any one like him but, if I did i would be glad to give that person some money.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  39. Damian

    If you want to work you should work.He didn't give up that does show work ethic.I wouldn't give up either.The fact that he did not give up shows that he is a positive leader.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am |
  40. Nick

    My grandfather's a great example. He's in his 70's, and still working to earn some extra cash even though officially he's retired.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am |
  41. Jasmine

    In our school we have activity periods for those students that do exceptionally well at their schoolwork and stay on task.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:35 am |
  42. Hannah

    One person in mylife that has a bunch of work ethic is my grandmother, I never see her sit down unless it is to eat- and even that doesn't happen often!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  43. Lisa

    What a great story! We had a lively class discussion about work ethic after viewing this story. My 7th graders could not believe the lengths (walking 10 miles in snow and ice) the boy was willing to go to in order to APPLY for a job. It really made them realize that jobs/opportunity does not come to you and you need do do something too!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
  44. christan

    he was cool he reminds me of my mom she work late nights and walked 2 mile to work and back every day and i grow up to be like her i ride my skate bord to work every saturday to my part time job and it makes me feel good that there are people like him who have a good heart that can work hard

    February 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
  45. Gabriel

    Work is important and i think its varry impresive that an 18 year old is so determined and willing to work and would walk to work thats out satnding.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
  46. monica

    My DAD is a hard worker because when there was a blizzard in Texico, NM; he went to work when no one went not even the boss.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  47. justin

    my sister is a very hard worker. she does gymnastics and does workouts i probably couldnt do

    February 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  48. Tom

    I think that my sister is a very hard worker. She is a very hard worker because she works almost every day of the week. She usually gets home at ten o'clock and doesn't have that much time to do her homework. She even gives up hanging out with her friends when she is at work.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  49. medez

    The person I know that is always hard working is Montana Thatcher. She is always working and paying attention and doing anyhting to get better at he dream.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  50. Ally

    My MOM is a very hard worker because she is a mom and that is the hardest job ever!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  51. Blaze

    The person i know that works hard is Jasmine Davalos. She is always working hard. She tries to do everything to her best ability.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  52. Macey

    Yes,i know someone who works very hard to feed use and to keep me alive that is my dad he works hard to give me and my family a good life

    February 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  53. Lexi

    The person that works hard is Jasmine because she works really hard on her homework and in basketbal. She wants to get better at basketball.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  54. Fernado

    the person i know that works really hard is my friend rondo because he wook up at 5:00 A.M to go to work in a barn with a man named Jake he had 3 heavy sprinkeler motors

    February 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  55. Guss

    My DAD is a very hard worker and i know this because he is a car sales men and the average cars sold in a week is five and he sales eight to nine cars a week.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  56. gabby

    i have an uncle that works at consruction and he works hard and he only has one day of break and he comes to his house at night and he is always tired and i know that he works hard because i went to his house and he came home to his house and he was sweating so i new how hard he works.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  57. Ashontay

    I believe that this shows that there are still hard workers regardless of the clothes they wear, and where they live.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  58. Eric

    As a teacher, the idea of work ethic is integral to my profession. I had the opportunity to student teach with an amazing role model in the area of work ethic. His name is Ed Colburn and he was a junior high teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado for more than 30 years. A great way to develop work ethic is to be mentored by people who demonstrate it every day.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  59. connor

    i think its great to get involved with work and you get more edication personaly i like to work!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm |
  60. Damari

    I seen it today Febuary 28,2013 and I understand he's just trying to make a quick buck.

    February 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm |
    • Damari

      On that last comment i meant February... Sorry

      February 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
  61. HAILEY

    I wish I had that kind of work ethic. I know that he will make for a good employ, and that with a little effort he can land a big job.

    February 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
  62. Austin

    Work ethic is a set of values based on hard work and diligence. It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm |
  63. Therin

    Work ethic is ingrained into our heads at my school. We have an acronym- PAWS- the w stands for work ethic. It's taken very seriously, and it inspires me to see so many people all working on projects and homework. There is so much pride in being able to say, "Yeah, at my school good work ethic is expected and upheld."

    February 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm |
  64. Max

    While this is a good and inspiring quote, it is not completely accurate. There are plenty of hard-working people out there who wouldn't pass up a job just because it looked like work.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm |
  65. Delaney

    I get my work ethic from my mom and dad because they both work really hard.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm |
  66. Sam

    Work Ethic Is a sign of hard work. When you have a good work ethic it usually pays off. It's a really important thing to have. It could give you a really good career. Like getting job. If you have a bad worth ethic you could end up being homeless, into drugs, or in jail. That is why a good work ethic is good to have.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm |
  67. Hayden

    A good work ethic is an important skill to have in life. With more hard work comes more rewards. To be successful a good work ethic is a must.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm |
  68. Raeleigh

    I get my work ethic from my cousin Jalen. She has inspired me to work hard to get good grades to keep doing what I aspire to do. Jalen has also taught me to put my heart into anything I want to achieve. She also teaches me to never underestimate myself and as long as I do that, I can push myself through any obstacle.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  69. Alex

    work ethic is very importand. at 12 years old im working to make money to save it for thefuture or to buy something i want.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  70. paityn

    I get my work ethic from my brother, because hes only 20 and has a great job to support his family. and that makes me want to work harder myself.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  71. Jaelin

    Work ethic is very important in life and helps you succeed in almost anything you do. I learned work ethic through sports because my dad taught me that if you are not the best at something or you are having a bad game your work ethic will determine your success because it is the only thing you can control in the game or in life.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
  72. Anthony

    I get my work ethic from my mom and how hard she works. I do all i can to get good grades and go to school. She has to get up ealry to get to work so i help her get all the stuff she wants for the day.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
  73. Kalen

    Work ethic requires integrity and sense of responsibility. Work ethic is a set of values based on hard work and diligence.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
  74. Lexi

    I think that work ethic is very important. Someone's work ethic is a big part of how succesfull they are going to be. If someone puts absolutly no effort into anything the odds are that they won't have the chance to. No one would want to hire someone who does't try, they want somebody who will give it their all even if it's tough.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
  75. Cheyenne

    Work ethic is very very important! Especially at an early age, beause then you have good habbits from the start. What work ethic you are taught or do, will most likely carry over onto your adult years. Work ethic can be the difference between getting the job, and not gettng it. When you have a good work ethic, it will help you be more successful in life and in a job. No one would want to hire someone who always shows up late, and never does there work! Also I think that work ethic shows up very strongly in someones grades.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  76. Alex

    To work is to have meaning. Without working you are just a unused gear to a machine which could be used for great things. But without parts a machine is nothing, a scrap of metal. When you truly understand the capability of something with your help, you'll understand why having a good work ethic will change the course of your life. Your life is a machine and every choice you make is a gear to that machine. I don't want my life to end with an uncomplete machine, so my work ethic is means everything to me.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  77. Hannah

    “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.” ~ Mary Lou Retton

    Work ethic can be thought of in many different catagories. Academics, athletics. But it means the same thing. It's not the definition on a page, it's the work ethic that keeps you going, that pushes you father than you thought you could go. But sometimes, someone has to bring it out of you, to make you the best you could possibly be. For me, my basketball coaches are a huge inspiration. They put time and effort into our practices, to make sure we improve, pushing us to strive for perfection. My team mates are also an inspiration. They don't give up, and push each other to do their best and improve.
    "All it takes is all youv'e got." -unknown

    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
  78. Jaden

    My father is someone i've always looked up to for his amazing work ethic. Presently, he works at an RV shop as the service manager and works from 7:00am to 7:00pm and still is able to come home and enjoy his time with us. He rarely complains about work, no matter how hard it was, and never gives up. He often stays after work until 12:00am at the end of the month to get all his work done.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
  79. colton

    my dad died when i was in 4th grade so i did not really have a role model so for i while i was kinda down but my grandpa noticed and started to hanging me out and teaching me different things and i helped him around his house and the chores for a few years and then he also passed and since my grandma is old so could not do most of the labor so i remembered the things he told me and so every day since then i go to my grandmas to do work and clean for her, thats where i got my work ethic from

    February 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
  80. Gaige

    That's so inspiring and amazing that he was going to walk 7 to 10 miles in the ice and snow just for a interview to get a job. What else is so help full and nice is that guy told him where it was and a minute later he gave him a ride, that's cool because we don't have a lot of people that would to that in this society.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  81. Liliana

    I think work ethic is important because if someone wants to work, they come to work not slack off and be lazy all day. A person who has a good work ethic is some one you will walk in the ice and snow just to get to work. A person that has a bad work ethic will make excuses and not go to work. If you have a good work ethic and someone notices they will open the door of opportunity for you.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  82. Reyna

    I like how that guy was determined to get to where he needed to go. When he asked a man how far his destination was the man said 11 miles.The guy kept walking in the snow then the man saw him still walking and gave him a ride. The man then gave him a job because he knew he was always going to show up for work because the guy was determined to walk all the way to his destination.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  83. Jade

    I believe that he was determined to get that job at the thrift store. I would have offered him a job that's not seven or eight more miles like the owner said; I also would've gave him some hot cocoa or some tea. I think that the owner respected him for being determined to go to the job interview and he saw that he really wanted that job because he believed that was all he could get.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  84. Nestor

    I think the teenager is brave to walk 6 miles and i think the guy was very nice to give the teenager a job and the teenager didn't give up walking he just kept going.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  85. cesar

    I think the 18 year old guy had the effort to walk 6-7 miles in the cold and snow and he was going all the way over there to get a job at the store. The man was graceful to give the 18 year old kid a job at his store.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
  86. Futytia

    I just can't believe how the guy was just walking in the cold and the guy gave him a job.That was very very kind of him. I hope he will have a good life.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm |
  87. Adibetsua

    I believe that the man that gave the teenager a ride to his job was a very nice thing to do. For the teenager to be walking all the way to his interview in the snow when its cold outside and this shows that he was determined.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm |
  88. Hans

    The person was smart to have determination because that gave him a job. It was nice that the person that saw him,and gave him a ride.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
  89. Chris

    Dang, that guy was really wanting a job. More people out there in the world needs to be more hungry for a job. Keep up the good motivation. Most people don't have the motivation they need to be successful in life!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  90. Lidia

    The story of the man shows a lot of perseverance because he walks like six to seven miles to get a job so that shows us that we should not be lazy to go to places such as school. So I can't believe that man would even walk like seven miles, because some kids would just give up and not even try.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm |
  91. Denise

    My feeling about the boy that was going to walk 10 mile was sad. People in our class do that. People have excuses for not bringing there homework in.Other people then don't tell the truth to the teacher. With people telling the truth they will be honest.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm |
  92. Alfredo

    When I saw the video about the guy I was thinking to myself. If I was that guy I would do the same thing because I would never lose my job. He shows real determination, and I appreciate that!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  93. Emma

    My mom has a great work ethic. The last time she had a sick day she had pneumonia, her motto is "The horses don't take sick days so why should I?"

    February 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm |
  94. Kyla

    My grandmother was ALWAYS ready to work. She was the babysitter of our family, cook of the family, one of the main moneymakers in our family and so much more! She never wore a frown and never turned anyone away. I think there should be more people like this in society. Life would be so much more...well lovable!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm |
  95. Ashton

    My grandmother, she's always ready to do something productive instead of stay inside all day.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm |
  96. Eva

    Actually, I do. There was this boy who was trying to find a job somewhere so that he could prove to his family that he wasn't useless. He asked around many times, and was rejected every single time. He finally found a job at an animal shelter (he had always loved animals) and eventually became a vet. He's my uncle and I'm proud of him.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  97. Kenneth

    I know this man who was out of a job and was looking for a new one. He found a job to work at a warehouse that sells artificial flowers. The conditions were terrible, there was no air conditioning, etc. Yet, he did not miss this oppurtunity to get a job and now, he is the owner of the warehouse. Just because something looks tiring and grueling does not mean you should ignore the oportunity to get a job. It might just pay off.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
  98. Kole

    I don't physically now him, but the person is Dr. Martin Luther King. Work was basically his middle name. He strived for social justice for people of all races, religion, and genders. Some with a work ethic like his is definitley going to make it in life

    February 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm |
  99. Miller

    Many people have good work ethics. For one my mother. She is alight attendant and works over 15 days a month flying to other countries or states. She has been doing such for 28 years. When I saw this boy he instantly reminded me of her. Good work ethic is Important. And can look good in the long run.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
  100. Michael

    No, I don't but if I did I would definitely be proud to. Someone like that deserves recognition.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm |
  101. genevieve

    My boy friend will do any job he can. He wakes up at 5:30am leaves around 6 am and rides his bike across town to stand in front of home depot from 7am-12pm to find work and he rarely gets any work but when he does he works hard. he is a landscaper but dosnt have a licence or even a high school diploma. Hes a hard worker and he dosnt text or call me when hes working (only on his lunch breaks thats are about 10 minutes). It makes me sad because people are so mean about it and racist because hes mexican (yes he was born in US). Hes been through so much and lives on ends meat, if even that!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm |
  102. Destany

    I think hisworkethic is good, because not a lot of people will work hard to get a job. If you are a kid I think that it is your parents fault fornot teaching you to be determined and work hard. They do what they see and take the easy way out.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm |
  103. Ryan

    One person I know with a good work ethic (and is one of my biggest role models) is my father. He is always striving to arrive at work on time and foucuses solely on putting forth maximum effort into his work.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm |
  104. Catherine

    I have a sister who works really hard to find a job. She may not work as hard as some people because she's still a senior at college. But she always writes resamays for people who are looking for people to hire. I know that because my dad is constantly editing them. She really wants to find a job and she looks at all opportunities. All her friends have gotten interviews so she doesn't want to be the only one who hasn't gotten an interview. I really hope she can find a job and after all hard work always pays off in the end. :D

    February 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
  105. Caleb

    When I helped out with a food and clothing bank, I met a man named Patrick. Now he was homeless and lived under a small bridge near the bank. When I met him, I saw that he was just a ordinary person trying to give his best shot at life. So when ever I saw him at the bank, I would have done anything to fit his needs. As I get older, I hope I can find better ways to help him.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  106. Emily

    I think it is good to have a Great Work ethic. You never know how far that can take you in life. With school, Budget issues, and "of course" getting a job.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
  107. Samantha

    I think the world needs people more like this. With people who are willing to give anything and everything just to get a job and show they really care about the betterment of the United States , I think we can get the economy back on track.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
  108. Sonja~

    I do know someone like him. Actually lots of people.I believe that everyone who is successful has passed through that stage , and has worked as hard as they can as they can to get there. Being successful might seem like a lot of work but it will pay off,trust me.My uncle started as a person who sold fish on the street in his car, and now he owns one of the biggest import-export of sea food businesses in Mexico.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
  109. Victoria

    It's great t o have work ethic. Some of us complain about homework. He didn't complain about having to walk 10 milesIn the cold

    March 1, 2013 at 6:08 am |
  110. Matthew

    I work hard because I have to support my family at all times, so yes I am like him.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:20 am |
  111. Logan

    My Dad works really hard for my brothers and I to have a great life!

    March 1, 2013 at 8:27 am |
  112. Tazz

    My Dad is Fireman, a EMT,and a Father i think he has a lot of work ethic.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm |
  113. Louis

    its is good but sometimes bad to have good work ethic. and i mostly think its bad because my Dad works all the time hes good at being fixing cars but not good at being a father. i guess some people lose track of their family and when work ethics come be for family it hearts both ur family and your self. we have to have that cents of control. thank you

    March 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  114. Rebecca

    My dad used to work as a waitor, and worked hard for many other companies for many years, and because of his work ethics, he now owns his own company

    March 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
  115. Sam

    I'd say my mom... she started working at the age of 13 at a grocery store, and always gives 110% in what ever she does.

    March 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm |
  116. Chris

    Everyone should be just like him. If so, every conflict between employers and employees must be gone away.

    March 2, 2013 at 1:36 am |
  117. Jake

    i once donated 100 dollars for the charity and my mom guesses i have a lot of work ethic.

    March 2, 2013 at 6:58 am |
  118. Ishwarya

    i know the president is a hard worker for our country.

    March 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
  119. Ishwarya

    i think the popcorn peeps are a hard worker

    March 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm |
  120. Jacinta

    My uncle because he worked up from nothing to have what he has today. He has the real rags to riches story, thanks to his dedication.

    March 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
  121. Brian

    My whole family is full of hard workers and even though my dad and mom got divorced, they still cooperate and work hard at their jobs

    March 3, 2013 at 12:52 am |
  122. Mike d.

    My dad is a very hard worker he works at Peir Foods so that schools can have breakfast to eat and so Walmart can have boxes of frozen food; I think he has alot of work ethic.

    March 3, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  123. Arturo

    i think my dad is a great work ethic he has 2 jobs one stockman person and two a person who sells and owns a buissness mortocycles

    March 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm |
  124. Sue

    I don't know anyone who has various jobs but I hope I'll be the person like that.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  125. Hannah

    My dad was in the army and got injured for are freedom.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  126. Esha

    I think my grandfather has a great work ethic, as he always does his job sincerely whether he is being appreciated or not.
    He does his job, just for the fun of it, and takes responsibility for all of his actions.

    March 4, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  127. Sarah

    I think that it's great that women have been able to break the gender barrier in sports, but I think that a woman doing NFL football is going a little too far.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:36 am |
  128. Diego

    I think it's right because it includes everyone in the sport.

    March 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm |