People do different jobs so as to be able to, put up food on top of the table for their families. Some of the jobs may be even weird but hey.. as long as after the long day there will be food on the table for the family.
It is hard to even imagine the extent that people have to go to achieve this.
Those who are assured of a salary at the end of the month may not relate to this but, the people who get paid on hourly basis know that the struggle is real.
Jimmie Cox is a utility employee outside of Fort Worth, Texas.
While many of us are headed to our office jobs where we get to sit on the comfortable rotating office seats, or what I can imagine is somewhat close to that, or those who are fortunate enough to from the comfort of their own homes, Jimmy is not so fortunate.
He is does one of the dirtiest jobs imaginable. He has to deal with a lot of filthy responsibilities in his day to day job related duties. Jimmy has to face work obstacles that go beyond our comprehension.
Recently, thanks to this woman he was working for, the world was able to get an insight on what Jimmy and his colleagues have to through from day-to-day, just to ensure that his family does not go to bed hungry.
While many of us may take people who do such jobs for granted, the truth is that these are a very important factor in our society and, without them we would have no one to unblock our toilets, fix that broken water pipe, clean our roads and other jobs that these people do.
Jimmy was supposed to service a home’s broken water pipe. But there was only one problem that was hindering Jimmy from repairing this water pipe.
The water kept on flowing and so Jimmy could not be able to detect where the leak was coming from.
What he did next surprised the world. Not being able to determine where the leak was coming from did not discourage him, he knew he had to do whatever it take to keep his customer satisfied and so Jimmy did what he does best; he dived right in.
The owner of the house came outside to check how the work was progressing, and she was so much surprised by what she saw.
Jimmy’s torso was completely submerged in the muddy water. The woman did what any reasonable human could do and checked to see whether Jimmy was doing okay.
After ensuring that Jimmy was okay, the woman asked him if it was okay with him if she was to take a picture, and to no one’s surprise Jimmy agreed.
The woman rushed back to the house and grabbed her camera so that she could capture this amazing moment. Jimmy got back to taking care of the leak, never minding what the woman was doing.
After the heart melting effort, Jimmy was able to fix the broken pipe but at the same time, had no idea that his picture had gone viral online, thanks to the many social media platforms that the woman uploaded the picture.
The picture caught the eye of Mike Rowe, the master of “Dirty Jobs”. When Mike saw the picture of Jimmy totally submerged in the murky water, he reached out to him directly.
Mike asked the one question that everybody had been asking was it a sewage line or water.
Chuckling Jimmy confirmed to Mike that it was just a broken water line. As if getting a phone call from Mike Rowe was not enough Wrangler, which was the brand of pant that Jimmy was wearing in the photo called him up too and they promised him a year’s supply of jeans so that he can have the strength to carry on.
Jimmy showed us that it really pays to do a job whole heartedly. Thanks to his effort he has gained recognition worldwide. And his efforts are being rewarded and appreciated by companies like, Wrangler and Dirty Jobs.
We can only pray that more people are inspired to go beyond the call of duty.
We wish Jimmy all the best and may he continue to put his whole heart in everything he does.