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Old 02-02-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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That's dedication.

Funds pour in for Detroit man walks 21 miles to, from work

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The Detroit Free Press (James Robertson's daily trek inspires hundreds to donate ) reports that James Robertson rides buses part of the way to and from his factory job in suburban Rochester Hills, but because they don't cover the whole route, he ends up walking about 8 miles before his shift starts at 2 p.m. and 13 more when it's over at 10. Lately, he's been getting occasional rides from a banker who passed him walking every day and finally asked what he was doing.

After the newspaper wrote about the 56-year-old's situation over the weekend, multiple people started crowdfunding efforts to help him buy a car and pay for insurance. Some have offered to drive him for free and others have offered to buy or give him cars.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Wow. Just wow.

It's more than dedication. It's integrity.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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I read this and felt like a bum. And apparently he hadn't missed a day in 10 years or something crazy like that.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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What an amazing story. Wow.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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I read this and felt like a bum. And apparently he hadn't missed a day in 10 years or something crazy like that.
You and me both.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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Why do I find myself skeptical of this ? Come on, according to the timeline on this report he gets two hours of sleep a night.... possible for a short timespan but for 10 years ?! I just don't know.
If it is true...WHY ? Also, if he has friends or family why would they let him do this ? I know I would help a friend or family member out. Find them a car or something.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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Why do I find myself skeptical of this ? Come on, according to the timeline on this report he gets two hours of sleep a night.... possible for a short timespan but for 10 years ?! I just don't know.
If it is true...WHY ? Also, if he has friends or family why would they let him do this ? I know I would help a friend or family member out. Find them a car or something.
Interesting. Certain people, I won't name any names, consistently scoff & ridicule poorer people claiming they need to get their lazy ass off of the couch, quit taking, quit complaining & start working hard. This person is doing that & you STILL ridicule it? There is no hope for people like you, truly.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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Interesting. Certain people, I won't name any names, consistently scoff & ridicule poorer people claiming they need to get their lazy ass off of the couch, quit taking, quit complaining & start working hard. This person is doing that & you STILL ridicule it? There is no hope for people like you, truly.
Aww , thanks for sharing your thoughts. Since there is no hope for me , maybe I should just crawl into the corner , in the fetal position and cry the rest of the day away.....

You stay classy Fragile !
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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You stay classy Fragile !
Oh the irony!
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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This guy certainly shows integrity and dedication. Assuming he is good on the job too, maybe he could be given more responsibility and a raise.
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