Monday’s Mottoes – #49
So, it happened. Our oldest daughter, Mashenka’s, first day at work. Scheduled for one day per week, she would scoop ice cream at the same complex where her oldest brother, Petya, would drive her and where he would work on the golf course.
How did it go, inquiring minds might ask?
“Awesome!” said Petya, up for any challenge, particularly one that involved taking charge of a golf course and running around in a golf cart for most of the day.
She learned how to scoop at the ice cream parlour, eat ice cream (after all, how can you recommend flavors if you don’t have enough experience?), started on the cash register and checked on the nearby mini-golf operations. Most of all, Mashenka would learn to speak English quickly and clearly, meeting and greeting the public.
And they both loved it.
Naturally, I spent time with her, teaching her how to make change and count money, how to look customers in the eye and welcome them. Most of all, I stressed, she had to be a hard worker with a good, can-do attitude. Which brings us to today’s quote:
“There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business, but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected: Shine!” ~ Jimmy Smits
That’s good advice for any job and for any life. Shine.
Happy Monday, everyone!
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