Sept. 3, 2021 – Work

What ever you do, it is important to someone.

If you make shoes or sweep the floor, do the best job you can. It tells us something about who you are.

I have been a shoe shine boy, a dishwasher, busboy, waiter, gardener, college student, plaster and tile setter.

Do you see a pattern here? I do.

Each of my jobs was slightly better than the one before. At least that’s how I see it.

Some people will argue that I should have stayed in college and become a layer, as I had hoped at one time.

Every society needs both lawyers and plasterers. I turned out to be a very good plasterer. I might have been an awful lawyer. I guess we will never know.

If everyone went to college and became a computer operator, technician or program writer, who would paint your house or put a new roof on it?

We are all important in our own way to make this mess run.

The next time you go out to dinner, remember that your server may be a student on the way to a different station in life or someone who might be the best waiter you ever had.

We all would like respect from those around us simply because we are humans and have feelings that are easily hurt, but to gain respect from our customers and clients, we must earn it.

If you are a waiter, be the best waiter possible and don’t grumble about your job. You can change jobs through education and experience as most people do. The job you start off with isn’t the one you will have later in your working life. Many waiters become restaurant owners with experience dealing with problems and great people skills.

All those young people working in fast food or in retail, are not chained to the stove or register. Most or many are working and going to school. The thought that they will become the head of a household and remain working at a minimum wage job is ridiculous on its face.

My advice is worth what you have paid for it. From my perspective, do the best you can at whatever you do and you will be rewarded. It is just a matter of time. If you are a jerk, you will be treated accordingly.

Remember, the top 1% of Americans pay 40% of all federal taxes. Look it up. America has the most regressive tax structure of any country in the world.

If you like to read and learn, I recommend anything by Thomas Sowell. He will set you straight.