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Last week's question: Does the blue-collar work ethic still exist in Brew City?
As a frequent visitor to your fine city, the impressions that I get from talking with many people is that there is a very distinct sense of pride in what people do for a living whether it’s a “blue collar” job or not. The work ethic of the older generations has been passed on and believed in. I only wish more communities had the same work ethic and sense of pride that the good people of Milwaukee have shown in their products, services and hospitality.
Yes. Milwaukeeans still take work very seriously. My grandfather punched a clock for 40 years. My father (punched a clock) for 27 years and I have 11 years in and counting.
I don't think there are enough factory jobs here for the work ethic to be the same it was 30 years ago. These businesses that left should have stayed in Milwaukee. By leaving this city it changed the people. Poverty has set in for many people who might have had a chance at a good job, but now, they are left with a $7 service industry job instead.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.