Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I had never worked retail. But I knew that my weekends were gone. I knew that I'd work odd hours. I knew that holiday's weren't a guaranteed "day off". I took the job out of necessity.
I knew that the store was closed one day a year--Christmas. FINALLY! A guaranteed day off! But, that was short lived. I was asked to report to work on Christmas day, 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. to help get ready for the "After Christmas Sale."
Yes. I hated it.
Yes. I would have rather been at home.
Yes. I would have rather spent time with my family.
But I had to work.
It was my job.
I needed the income from this job.
So, dear Target employee, unlike those who are saying, "it's your job...deal with it", I am one of the few who get it. It would be nice, wouldn't it? Just once to have a day off on a holiday? But, dear Target employee, you need to count your blessings.
YOU HAVE A JOB.
You have a job in a time when so many don't. Where so many people would gladly work at 11:00 p.m. to bring home a paycheck. You work in a community where there are people in line at a food shelf for free turkeys and veggies so they could make a meal for their family. You work in a community where people are still being laid off every. single. day.
You have lost your gratefulness, young man.
Posted by Kelley with Amy's Angels at 8:36 PM