Stop dissing hard-working people — instead celebrate the transforming power of jobs

Instead of celebrating the power of work, a former celebrity is once again being shamed for having a regular job.

Last year, we saw actor Geoffrey Owens of “The Cosby Show” mocked for working at Trader Joe’s. This time, the spotlight is on former NHL player Donald Brashear.

On Wednesday, Le Journal de Quebec detailed Brashear’s new job serving customers at a local Tim Hortons. Brashear fell on hard times following his NHL career, both personal and financial, and it appears he is using this job to help get back on his feet and re-establish himself. This decision should be applauded, supported and championed, not fodder for gossip.