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Superheroes are Real

I am a working class girl.  My daily routine is an 8 to 5 job that revolves around meetings, monitoring of incidents and training updates, monthly reports, coffee breaks, power lunch, etc. 

I am proud of my work.  To say the I absolutely love it would be an exageration but I can safely state that I find fulfillment in what I do.   Though there may be times that I want to scream in frustration, I am thankful that I have an exciting job that keeps me from being bored and annoying people.

Now to give honor to my fellow working class and to celebrate Labor Day, I will post these lovely pictures that I found on the net from a very creative photographer.  I'm sorry I can't remember his name but his pictures are simply superb:

Construction Worker

Waiter

Window Cleaner
Office Worker

Delivery Boy

Police

Barrista

Housemaid
 To say that our workers are superheroes is an understatement because not only do they work impossible hours in so little pay, they constantly have to endure inhuman working conditions and for our OFW's, time away from their families.  Just like our superheroes they have dual existence, they are mothers, brothers, daughters, etc. performing extraordinary tasks to support the family. They possess a willingness to risk one's own safety in the service of good, without expectation of reward from the families that they support.

There is a superhero in all of us.  Whether you are a saleslady, a call center agent or a marketing specialist, our driving force will always be our motivation to provide for ourselves and other people. I will always be inspired to be a part of this class, people who work to make this imperfect world a better place to be.  And I am proud to be a part of them.
 

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