Having a supportive work family can make all the difference. Meet cancer survivor Jock Barnes who learned that what makes a workplace worthwhile is the people in it.

Barnes’ co-workers noticed his declining health and cared enough to encourage him to seek medical attention. Subsequently, Barnes was hospitalized for 29 days. During Barnes’ recovery, his coworkers tried to find ways to be there for him, even offering to drive over an hour away to take him to his doctors and physical therapy appointments to make sure he was getting the care he needed.

The product and quality of your work is important, said Barnes, but “It’s really the people there that made the difference – the people keep me working like I do, keep me coming back.”

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