Man with 'no skills' and 'no education' earns Rs 1.3 crore a year

Man with 'no skills' and 'no education' earns Rs 1.3 crore a year

A man with no skills and no education turned his life around when he started earning $160k (Rs 1.3 crore) a year.

A man with no skills and no education turned his life around when he started earning $160k (Rs 1.3 crore) a year.

Cory Rockwell, 38, lacked direction in life and felt trapped in Los Angeles. He figured out that a traditional office job was not for him.

He told Insider, "I was lost and had no idea what I wanted to do. At the time, I had no education, no skills, no girlfriend, and no kid. I knew if I didn't get out of LA now I'd be stuck here forever."

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After he failed to secure a job at a local supermarket, his life changed when he was offered the opportunity to work as a miner.

Mining temp agency, Geotemps, offered Cory a six-month job in Orovada, Nevada. He ended up doing it for a year.

After working in surface mines for four years, he wanted to switch underground.

Cory now works as a miner underground at copper mine Nevada Copper in the town of Yerington. He "strives to be the dirtiest person in the mine."

"The pay is good, too. The most I've made in a year is $160,000, though the annual salary depends on a variety of factors," he said.

He added, "At Nevada Copper, I'm responsible for dropping explosives into the holes drilled into the ground. Underground mining is nothing like an office job."

He said whether it’s the "boiling water coming out the walls", falling rubble or fire being the "biggest threat" - life down the mine can be "scary."

He starts work at 6 am and remains underground till 6 pm.

He said, "By the time I get home, I'm so mentally, physically, and emotionally worn out that I can easily sleep for 20 hours."

"Despite these conditions, I love my job. In fact, I strive to be the dirtiest person in the mine," he said.

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