One of my employees in particular, however, stands out above all. What many people today would have a hard time believing is that the girl I am speaking of is only 19 years old! She is a force to be reckoned with and I am proud to have her on staff.
This young woman is working while attending Loyola University – Chicago. Her name is Jackie and she is willing to do whatever it takes (work longer hours, come in early in the morning, stay later at night, clean, cook, bake, go outside to read, watch the news, etc.).
It is difficult to locate this type of love and devotion as many individuals have more excuses than they do the aptitude to do the job. To me it is disgusting. First, it is difficult to locate good jobs these days. Second, I put the welfare of my clients above anything and in my personal life (except my two sons). Third, it is my belief that people should have pride in the work that they do – not just toss it off like a pair of old socks.
I certainly wish that I could clone Jackie as her work ethic is one that I completely appreciate. She embraces the fact that With Age Comes Respect just as I do and she is willing to go the extra mile to prove it.
I just want everyone to realize that what you least expect can be the thing that you are most grateful for. My great thing is Jackie. I hope she knows just how much I sincerely appreciate her!