PERSPECTIVE: Defining a ‘good job’

Apr 7, 2024

“It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it”. That’s the motto of Mike Rowe in the Discovery Channel series “Dirty Jobs” that celebrates the essential workers and the individuals rolling up their sleeves to do the hard work that makes our lives possible.

Everyone who has ever paid a bill or provided for their family understands the importance of a job. A job can provide dignity, opportunity and a pathway to upward mobility.

Employees choose to participate in jobs to provide for themselves and their families, and employers can maximize employees’ talents and abilities to provide services or goods to benefit the larger community and turn a profit. This is true even for the hard and sometimes “dirty jobs” that maybe aren’t glamorous but are essential to life in our modern world.

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