Hard Work Does Pay


Yutaka Go

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Yes. That is because that kind of hardworking people are very rare in USA (almost extinct)
 

Nikonzen

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Yes. That is because that kind of hardworking people are very rare in USA (almost extinct)
Will all due respect bro I can understand your point and there is a grain of truth to what you say but even "very rare" is very far from the truth and "almost extinct" is preposterous IMHO.
 

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G-man

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Yes. That is because that kind of hardworking people are very rare in USA (almost extinct)
Not a nice thing to do, making general and sweeping statements like this. Maybe you should visit America before making such statements. Many people there bust their butts working 2 or even 3 jobs just so they can put food on the table.
 

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Every country has it's fair share of problems. To me that is why stories like these are so great. It is a reaffirmation that the "can do" spirit is still alive and well in the human race. I thought it was an inspirational story. I walked to work all last spring , summer, and a bunch of fall this year because my vehicle's engine broke and until recently I just haven't really tried to replace it. I chose to walk in order to get some camera time and some exercise and to see if at 44 years old I could still do it. About 5 miles to work from my house over hilly terrain. My wife would pick me up at the end of the day. It was interesting to say the least. I was very surprised by how many people stopped to offer me a ride to town...very very surprised! A bonus is that I was profiting from these walks in several ways and at the same time not polluting the environment :)

Incidentally Detroit the city the man in this article is from...home of the American car and mobility...is a dead city basically nowadays you should google it take a look.
 

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diver-hloc

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we have more than our fair share of strawberries and whiners too

Hard Truth....

In any society... there will always be those who are hardworking and those who are plain slacker... that's just the way it is....
 

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A man who walks 20 miles to work and 20 miles home after his shift has to be some sort of extreme...talk about switched on!

Another interesting aspect to the story is the kid who decides to help the man with crowd funding. Then on top of that the folks who gave money to this man. It just seems strange to me. Cool but strange.

I can't help but wondering if the man has been put in a place he does not belong. I do not know that I could ever handle such a light shined onto my life. This is some simple $10 an hour dude in Detroit and people all around the world are hearing his story. Fathom that for a while.
 

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I think this is a really inspirational true life story. Doesn't matter what the rest of the population is like. This person really shines and deserves every single praise given to him.
 

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Well I won't be surprise drivers offer to pick you up: :bsmilie:

If I looked like that I probably wouldn't have to work sir. ;p

I did have an old auntie in like a 56 Pontiac try to pick me up one day...:sweat: She was probably after my camera! haha :bsmilie: I think I will try to go find those snaps just to prove it to you! lol
 

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I did have an old auntie in like a 56 Pontiac try to pick me up one day...:sweat: She was probably after my camera! haha :bsmilie: I think I will try to go find those snaps just to prove it to you! lol
Sorry to hear that you refused the offer of a ride.

If not today you'll be the proud owner of a 56 Pontiac. :bsmilie:
 

Yutaka Go

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Will all due respect bro I can understand your point and there is a grain of truth to what you say but even "very rare" is very far from the truth and "almost extinct" is preposterous IMHO.
Not a nice thing to do, making general and sweeping statements like this. Maybe you should visit America before making such statements. Many people there bust their butts working 2 or even 3 jobs just so they can put food on the table.
I know many people, who work 20 hours per day in SG. I believe that there are hardworking people in USA, who may also work 20 hours per day.

However, how many of these hardworking people will walk 21 miles a day to get to work ?
You don't get pay for walking :(

Most hardworking people, work long hours to get more OT pay to put food on the table, not walk long distance to work.

Therefore, I said this KIND of hardworking people is very rare.
 

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G-man

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I know many people, who work 20 hours per day in SG. I believe that there are hardworking people in USA, who may also work 20 hours per day. However, how many of these hardworking people will walk 21 miles a day to get to work ? You don't get pay for walking :( Most hardworking people, work long hours to get more OT pay to put food on the table, not walk long distance to work. Therefore, I said this KIND of hardworking people is very rare.
Not quite. You said "this kind of people in USA...." and that makes it a sweeping statement. Nowhere did you mention it was worldwide.
 

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I know many people, who work 20 hours per day in SG. I believe that there are hardworking people in USA, who may also work 20 hours per day.

However, how many of these hardworking people will walk 21 miles a day to get to work ?
You don't get pay for walking :(

Most hardworking people, work long hours to get more OT pay to put food on the table, not walk long distance to work.

Therefore, I said this KIND of hardworking people is very rare.
My last job before I "retired" to do photogrpahy fulltime was with a printing plant.

Every morning I walked to the station in Dulwich Hill to catch a train to Redfern. From Redfern I hopped on another train to Straitfield and from there I changed to a bus. After a 30 minutes ride I got down to walk 15 minutes to the plant.

There were cold windy days, raining days, days with hot winds, bus no come days, etc.

I think I lasted about a year before I called it quit.

I am now poor but at least I'm happy. Today I got to spend three and half hours shooting a German girl from Hamburg and after that had a late lunch with her while she previewed the photos. She has a beautiful tan and a beautiful English accent.

This is the last shot while she towelled herself dry from the bathtub shoot she still posed for me. It's a Si Peh tough life but someone has to do it.

 

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G-man

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My last job before I "retired" to do photogrpahy fulltime was with a printing plant. Every morning I walked to the station in Dulwich Hill to catch a train to Redfern. From Redfern I hopped on another train to Straitfield and from there I changed to a bus. After a 30 minutes ride I got down to walk 15 minutes to the plant. There were cold windy days, raining days, days with hot winds, bus no come days, etc. I think I lasted about a year before I called it quit. I am now poor but at least I'm happy. Today I got to spend three and half hours shooting a German girl from Hamburg and after that had a late lunch with her while she previewing the photos. She has a beautiful tan and a beautiful English accent. This is the last shot while she towelled herself dry from the bathtub shoot she still posed for me. It's a Si Peh tough life but someone has to do it.
You sir have a harsh life.
 

Yutaka Go

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Not quite. You said "this kind of people in USA...." and that makes it a sweeping statement. Nowhere did you mention it was worldwide.
Hardworking is usually measure by the number of hours you work, not the distance you walk to work.

Can you provide more examples where people like him walk 21 miles to work ?

The reason why he can get so much money is because even the Americans feel that people like him is rare and extraordinary.
 

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