On Hard Work
Having a strong work ethic is something we value hugely here at Red Ants Pants.
We toss the phrase around loosely and we certainly work hard, but we don’t spend much time thinking about it, or why it is so darn fundamental to our company values.
Having our home base in Meagher County, where the top industry is agriculture, we are fortunate to be surrounded by some really hard-working people. People that work from 5am to 10pm this time of year, when the grain has to be harvested, and the second cutting of hay has to be put up, and the cows need to be gathered from the high country.
And when a tire blows on the combine, you need to know how to replace it ($2,700 for a new tire!) and when the starter goes out in your grain truck, you need to know how to fix it. You need a good parts store nearby, you need a good welder, you need the right skills and equipment, but you also need the work ethic to keep moving forward.
“Ethic” is defined as a set of moral principles.
I like that a work ethic is tied to morals.
A good farmer/rancher friend of mine gave me hell for sleeping in the other day (past 5:00am).
“People die in bed you know…that’s what my Dad always says.” Fair enough.
So here’s to the elbow grease, the early mornings, the duty of it all.
Here’s to the men and women working incredibly damn hard to feed this country, to build and maintain the infrastructure of our cities and towns, our roads, and our lives.
Our hats are off to you. See you at 5:00am tomorrow.
In love and gratitude,