I Love That Kronos Celebrates All American Workers, Every 1 In 100 Million #WorkforceStories #1in100MM

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 3.18.56 PMA couple of months ago, I wrote a post about a site that I think is spot on in what it’s trying to do. It’s called 1 in one hundred million and it’s devoted to sharing the personal stories of people, the American Worker, who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs upon which we all rely.

Ok, the videos just keep coming and I just have to keep sharing these All-American stories. These are people you and I see and work with every day. They are not celebs, they just go to work and make things happen. They are part of your community, they are likely part of your life. It’s the unsung heroes that make America run, day-in and day-out. No drama, no nonsense. This is what I’m all about and this is what all of these amazing stories Kronos put together is all about. These are just stories to make you feel good and to be happy for these people. They have found their lot in life and they do all they can to do the best they can. They are professionals. That’s all anyone can ask of an employee and it’s still awesome to see. I really enjoy each and every video, and I hope you do as well.


It’s just so nice and refreshing to see the people in these 1 in one hundred million videos, because they are there for all the right reasons. There’s nothing offensive, nothing sensational, and nothing inappropriate. It’s something to really appreciate on today’s crazy world.

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Do you know someone that works their tail off to do a great job, every day? There are 100 Million great stories like this it seems and it’s about time we start talking about it! It’s good to shine some light on some good people and see how they go about their business. This is the American Dream and I’m all about it.

You can check out all of their bios right here.

This awesome site comes from the folks at KronosEach month, Kronos releases a new video focused on one occupation. Here is a list of the videos they’re released so far:

    • Ep: 1 – Firefighter
    • Ep: 2 – Trauma Nurse
    • Ep: 3 – Produce Manager at grocery store
    • Ep: 4 – Union Electrician
    • Ep: 5 – Hotel Front Desk Agent
    • Ep: 6 – Restaurant Server
    • Ep: 7 – Teacher
    • Ep: 8 – Baseball Bat Maker, was MLB pitcher
    • Ep: 9 – Major in National Guard, works security for major events
    • Ep: 10 – Justina Pratt: Safe Start Swimming Instructor at the YMCA, Lake Nona, FL
    • Ep: 11 – Royce / Alligator Wrangler
    • Ep: 12 – Shannon NeSmith / Truck Driver
    • Ep: 13 – Zach Feary Stern Pinball, Chicago
    • Ep: 14 – Jenny Theuman, Zookeeper
    • Ep: 15 – Mike Perez, Sous Chef, Hearty Boy Catering, Chicago
    • Ep: 16 – Jennifer Miller, Retail Sales Associate MJ Christensen Diamonds
    • Ep: 17 – Tracer Finn, Assistant Head of Lighting, Le Reve – The Dream (The Wynn, Las Vegas)
    • Ep: 18 – Dana Sue Kimbal, Miner & Environmental Manager, Coeur Rochester Mine (Nevada Mining Association)
    • >Ep: 19 – Troy Mitchum, VP of Security, The Wynn, Las Vegas

Now check out the latest video, Ep:20 – Briana Francisco, Quality Assurance Lab Technician, Deschutes Brewery:

Briana began drinking craft beer in college when she found herself very dissatisfied with the beer that her friends drank in college. She would drink anything that she could find that was a little more unique, a little different. Once she realized what she truly loved, she was on a mission…a mission to learn as much as she could about the emerging craft beer scene in America and about all that beer had to offer other. This sounds like a plan to me.

Her love and passion was the driving force, and her degree in biology and minor in chemistry and psychology was the perfect combination for career in craft beer! As a fan of complex brews, Briana found her post-college calling when she landed a job at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. In fact, Briana was so sure of her path, she packed up her life in Minnesota and headed to Deschutes sight-unseen!! This is crazy, something I don’t think I could ever swing. Amazingly, she joked, that never having been to Oregon or nor knowing anyone there, it was clearly the “logical” thing  to do! LOL! I think everyone is happy she was so logical now.

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The “fun science” of beer keeps Briana engaged, challenged, and committed to creating consistently delicious beers. And what an amazing gig she has! She is a part of the sensory panel made up of 10-20 people who sit down every day to taste every part of the process! Hello! At Briana does chemical analysis of the beer from start to finish. From the wort that’s straight out of the kettle, through the fermentation process, conditioning, and into a bottle or keg. She analyzes ABV (alcohol by volume), Specific Gravity, Plato, pH, color, and IBUs (international bitterness units) to name a few. She also uses the Gas Chromatograph to analyze yeast byproduct during fermentation and is in charge of their GC – Mass Spectrometer, another tool for analysis that helps separate and quantify all the different components of beer. This really does sound like “fun science.”

She love her job, the people she works with, and the daily challenges she encounters at a growing enterprise. And, she says, “Well, the free beer doesn’t hurt either.” You can’t argue with that, can you?


This is just about the American Dream in a nutshell, isn’t it? A person finds something she loves and has a knack for and goes for it. No holds barred, no inhibitions. It’s amazing, really, to just pack up and move like that to go to a small but growing company across the country. It’s very impressive and it’s a testament to the type of woman that she is. We could all be so bold and so fortunate. Great story, yet again…as if any of these 20 awesome stories/videos are not great! They’re all great, and this is the point, isn’t it??

If you want to see more, go and subscribe at 1in100million.com/subscribe and you will be fortunate enough to get emails letting you know when Tracer and all of the latest videos are live and ready to view.


With tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Kronos is the leader in workforce management solutions. Kronos helps their clients manage time and attendance records, worker’s schedules, absence records, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics solutions and services. For more information, visit kronos.com.

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This is a sponsored post with Guy and the Blog and Kronos. All opinions and appreciation of the videos in this review are entirely my own.

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