Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The longer I worked for the Manufacturing company, the more I learned about the industry and fracking. The more I learned about fracking and the horrible things that it was doing to communities and the environment, the more I hated myself for working there.
Don’t get me wrong, the pay was awesome, and I met a whole lot of people. But as time went on, this began to weigh heavier and heavier on me.
And all this time, I was on my way up with the company. I was asked by my bosses if I was interested in going to the Rising Star program, a program designed for the future leaders of the company. I was constantly being told that I had a bright future with this company. I was told that I came into this position at the perfect time.
Things were going great, besides my inner conflict, until they brought a new manager in.
On October 15, 2011, my baby girl, Harper Sophia, entered this world. My heart melts when I think about how much my life has changed with her. Oh, how much my view on life has changed. When she was born everything seemed possible.
She has the whole world in front of her. Unlike me now, I just have to do what I have to do to give her the best possible life. It doesn’t matter if I have a job that I love or makes me happy. All that matters is that she had a better life than I had. I want her to have the focus that my life never had. She will probably hate me, at first, for pushing her so hard, but she will thank me in the future.
She deserves the world. And I want to give the world, the stars, the moon, to her.
After working in the shop for several months, the Customer Service and Sales Manager asked me to come in and talk about a position with the Customer Service team. He told me that he had heard alot about me and that several people had recommended me for the position.
This was perfect because I was beginning to be treated like an outsider because my coworkers said that I acted like I was to good for the position that I had in the shop. To be honest, I was way better than that position. And I believe that the Sales and Customer Service Manager felt that I was too educated and determined to have the position in Shipping and Receiving.
This was also perfect because my baby girl was about to be born.
—Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
Employees who begin their work day less than 3 hours after polls open and finish less than 3 hours before polls close are entitled to 2 hours leave to vote (or more if distance requires)…
This should be the end of it, but…
…The employee must give notice the day before Election Day and cannot have pay reduced if proof of voting is provided. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.
This last part, my place of business takes it seriously, and says that if you didn’t give notice yesterday, you cannot go vote today.
These guys work from 6AM to 6PM, and most live at least thirty minutes from work.
My shipping and receiving position was a BS position. Again, it was offered to me just to get me to stay with the company. The worst part of it was having to punch in and out of work. Clocking in and clocking out. Punching in and punching out. Clocking in when you arrive. Clocking out when you leave to take your short lunch. No, the worst part was the thirty minute lunches. Clocking back in after your crappy thirty minute lunch. And clocking out at the end of your work day. I despise clocking in and out. It gives you very little freedom. Sometimes you wanna get out of work a couple minutes early. Sometimes you might be running a few minutes late. Sometimes you just need some extra time.
—Gold Watch - Lupe Fiasco