1 in One Hundred Million | Video Series Celebrating The American Worker | #WorkforceStories #1in100MM #spon

This post brought to you by Kronos. All opinions are my own.

Years (and years) ago I was a third grade teacher. Growing up I had always looked up to and admired my teachers. They always had such grace, such a positive attitude and had a way of making me feel good about myself.

When I became a teacher I realized that their job wasn’t all rainbows and roses. It was actually more of the opposite occasionally highlighted with a rainbow or two.

I had people ohhh and ahhh and tell me how jealous they were that we (teachers) had summers off. “It must be nice”. “Wow, built in vacations!”. Little did they know that many/most teachers spend their summers working on furthering their education, working on re-doing or tweaking their lessons, or even teaching summer school to make a little extra money. Little did they know that a teacher’s salary really doesn’t add up to much after spending your own money on things for the room (or kids) like crayons, markers, tissues for runny noses and snacks for children that come to school hungry.

Teachers are a rare breed and should be celebrated. These men and women are helping to shape our future. These men and women often go above and beyond their job descriptions to make sure that all the children in their room learn, grow and rise to their potential.

Kronos, a leader in workforce management solutions, has developed a site devoted to sharing personal stories of people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs that we all rely on. The site, 1 in one hundred million”, celebrates these special individuals who reflect the character, commitment, and the passion of today’s workforce.

Each month, Kronos releases a new video focused on one occupation – a firefighter, a nurse, a union electrician, and more (see full list below).

o Sept 2014 – Firefighter
o Oct 2014 – Trauma Nurse
o Nov 2014- Produce Manager at grocery store
o Dec 2014 – Union Electrician
o Jan 2015- Hotel Front Desk Agent
o Feb 2015- Restaurant Server
o March 2015 Teacher
o April 2015 – Baseball Bat Maker, was MLB pitcher
o May 2015- Major in National Guard, works security for major events

As I watched the March video dedicated to teachers, I could feel the love and dedication Mrs. Barker has for her job. Even though she soon realized that is was more work than she had seen while sitting on the other side, she is motivated by the “rainbow or two” that is shared through a child “getting it”.

Take a few minutes to check out the 1 in one hundred million video series. Which video resonated with you? 



  1. PuffyBiggles says

    This sounds like a wonderful promotion. Thanks for sharing!

  2. laurie murley says

    I have always said teachers where under paid, they have to do a lot and pay a lot that they should not have to do. I had really good teacher when I was in school.

  3. Sarah L says

    Great promotion. I liked: Isheba Barker teaches children to fly

  4. These really are special individuals — thanks for sharing!

  5. Lisa Brown says

    Great occupations. the videos are helpful for career direction.

  6. PuffyBiggles says

    What a great idea. I’d love to watch all of these. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I really liked the National Guard Major Talks 62nd WMD Civil Support Team | 1 in 100 Million Episode 9 video

  8. David Fultner says

    This sounds like a wonderful PROGRAM..

  9. courtney b says

    this is just another great cause that you are helping promote… I love that you’re always blogging about great causes !:) thank you heather! xoxoxox

  10. Elena says

    Sounds like a great promotion.

  11. Karen Glatt says

    I know someone who was a teacher and he was such a good one, and sacrificed so much for his students! I think teachers need to be recognized and having a video series is one way to do that!

  12. It is nice to give recognition to teachers for all they do.

  13. Richard Hicks says

    All noble professions and look forward to the new videos

  14. Birdiebee says

    Teaching is a hard job but also can be rewarding. I used to be a special education teacher and loved what I did. Great post.

  15. nicole dziedzic says

    Love how this video shoes the dedication to her work, very inspiring! Excited to see the other people line of work and how they are making a difference.

  16. Betsy Barnes says

    Great promotion with very great individuals! I especially like the “Isheba Barker teaches children to fly” video, so inspiring! 🙂

  17. As a former Front Desk Agent, I am partial to that one, but Isheba Barker, the gal that teaches kids to fly, now that is special.

  18. Pam H. says

    I enjoy hearing personal stories from everyday individuals who deserve recognition.

  19. Every occupation has importance and it is wonderful that this series is highlighting the small things that so many of us take for granted.

  20. shelly peterson says

    It s nice to see these people recognized for the hard work they do.

  21. rochelle haynes says

    This is great nice to see people helping

  22. elizabeth marie says

    I love that you always blog about people that a lot of times are not in the spot light but should be… great job!

  23. Penni says

    How wonderful that Kronos has dedicated their site to bringing attention to people in the workforce who – along with their jobs – are often undervalued. Maybe this kind of focus will help the public to give credit where credit is due!

  24. Maria C says

    So inspiring when the National Guard Major talks…

  25. Marti Tabora says

    I absolutely believe the average american worker in undervalued. With the sense of entitlement that is running rampant in society workers like these definitely are more amazing that people know.

  26. Sarah Matos says

    These videos by profession are great for many different reasons. Great promotions.

  27. amanda roach says

    my husband is a teacher and it is a very hard job but very rewarding.

  28. laurie murley says

    this sounds like a great program

  29. amy tolley says

    they have great professions and are great role models…great idea

  30. I have a friend that is a Special Ed Teacher. Her first day on the job she turned around to grab her guitar, and turned right around again to see a desk flying up in the air upside down, about to fall on the floor. This was from young elementary kids. It is NOT all roses. She is a wonderful person, with the patience of a saint.

  31. polly says

    My sister and brother in law are retired teachers. They gave so much of themselves for their students but feel it is the most rewarding job.

  32. I like the Trauma Nurse video. These will be beneficial for making career decisions.

  33. Richard Hicks says

    American workers don’t get enough praise. Good for these workers

  34. sheila ressel says

    Catie Boles food server resonated with me. I always feel servers have an especially tough job with being on their feet all day and trying to please their guests along with mainly relying on their tips as income. I admire them.

  35. Rosanne says

    All four of my sons have been through school and my daughter in law is a teacher. Honestly I don’t know how they get 25-30 kids to behave and still manage to teach them something. Where we live though teachers make a lot of money relatively speaking (actually twice the income of the average person in this area) but I consider it “combat pay” due to the high rate of poverty, discipline problems, lack of parental involvement etc. My own went to private school and the teachers make half of hwhat public school teachers make in this area.

  36. laurie murley says

    I don’t think kids really thing about all the different things they can be, mostly they need to explore and see what they enjoy doing the most

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