May 09, 2016 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - After months of speculation Labor Finders, the country’s oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States has been placed in a unique position to reveal a secret. Labor Finders knew that not just businesses have dirty secrets but everyone has a dirty secret and after a two-month investigation they uncovered a truly dirty secret.
Actually, it is not “That” kind of a dirty secret. Labor Finders wanted to know from the general public what was the dirtiest job experience they ever worked, what the job entailed, for how long they did this dirty job and why they truly believed this job was the dirtiest job imaginable. So Labor Finders launched “Tell Us Your “Dirty” Secret Jobs” contest, which was opened to any person 18 years or older, who, at the time of entry of the contest was legally eligible to work in the United States.
The response was over-whelming. The winner was selected by the judging committee based on their written content on the topic, Tell Us Your “Dirty” Secret Jobs. The judges reviewed each submission and voted, based on the best content from amongst all eligible entries. And, the winner is…Ms. Dina Paul from Asheville, North Carolina.
Dina Paul is presently a social worker at various nursing homes in the Asheville area and for the past several years, she has assisted the staff in regular clean-up of patients which involves all kinds of body fluids and spills. “However this is not my dirtiest job,” said Dina.
“While I was working my way through high school and college I went up to Alaska several times to work in a fishery in Homer. It was a port for large fishing vessels which would dump out their “catch”, which were tons and tons of live salmon onto our hold. I worked the line with what is best described as hazmat type rubber suiting head to toe. I worked the “gut-station” taking a live sometimes 24 inch fish, slitting it and pulling out the guts, placing the pulsing guts in a bin that I stood in. Roughly, 12 hours later I was standing in iridescent guts overflowing into my knee-high boots.
There were a few of us on that gut line and we prided ourselves on being hard-core and not afraid of this very difficult and disgusting task. We talked and told jokes for weeks on end. After a few months I had paid my dues and was called in for the extra two or three hour shift of cleaning up the gut room with power hoses and scrub brushes about as big as I was. Needless to say for the months that I worked the line the lovely fish aroma was present at all times,” said Dina.
When Dan Shube, the Chief Marketing Officer for Labor Finders contacted Dina, he stated: “The judging committee of The Dirty Secret Jobs Contest unanimously voted you the winner. Your submission not only stood out as very dirty, but also unique. More importantly, many entrants and people in general would not likely go back for more dirty work, yet you have decided to continue on with a new, dirty endeavor!”
“My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the wonderful news about the contest and the trip, said Dina. “We just got married a few months ago and we have not been able to have a honeymoon yet. We are excited that this will in fact serve as a mini-honeymoon.”
What did Dina win for telling her Dirty Job Secret? Labor Finders partnered with the luxury PGA National Resort and Spa, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Dina and her husband Brian Ingraham received A Clean Up and Relax two-night, three-day stay at the luxurious PGA Resort along with round-trip airfare. Their luxurious accommodations were in the Honeymoon Suite…which was fitting because they are newlyweds. As part of the prize package, they both indulged in relaxing spa treatments. Dina choose a Glycolic Facial and Paul selected the Sports Massage. The iconic Ironwood Steak & Seafood Restaurant was the perfect setting for the newlywed’s romantic dinner.
Dina Paul your dirty secret job is out and Labor Finders is very proud of your hard work and dedication for the many lives you touch every day. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy a mini-honeymoon and to clean up in style.
Since 1975 Labor Finders International, Inc., a franchise company is the country’s oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States. Labor Finders has received top honors in Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client competition presented by CareerBuilder for seven consecutive years since its inception in 2010. In 2014, Labor Finders secured the exclusive Best of Staffing® Diamond Award after achieving five consecutive wins. Labor Finders operates almost 200 offices nationwide with a strong tradition of leadership as the country’s top name and resource in the business of temporary industrial staffing. As a proud member of the American Staffing Association, Labor Finders adheres to the Association’s Code of Ethics, which requires high standards of ethical conduct in dealings with employees, customers and competitors.
Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their customers, while demonstrating their core values every day: Respect, Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary employees and customers fairly.
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Labor Finders International, Inc.
Labor Finders is the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company.