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April 02, 2009

Working Through It

Many of us are thinking about the value of work, given the rising threat of unemployment. Work has extra value for Bobby Jenkins. His mother gave him up when he was a baby, and he grew up wondering why. As he tells Dick Gordon, Bobby thought working hard and succeeding might make his mother regret what she'd done. But as he grew up and his professional life flourished, Bobby's personal life was in shambles.

Bobby was finally able to reconcile with his mother. He says since then, he's still working hard, but now he does it for himself, not to prove his worth. 

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