Friday, July 15, 2005

Employment as we know it,

Today being employed doesn't seem to resemble what it used to. At one time in America any job was a good job; pay wasn't the deciding factor on whether or not someone took a job. One of my co-workers who is 75+ years old shared with me that his first job was chopping wood from morning to night 7 days a week! That wasn't all...he was only 11 years old and worked for an average of 15 cents a day! Today that kind of job would be called child abuse or some such thing. But unlike victims of child abuse, my coworker remains very glad for his strong work ethic he was able to develop at a young age. That's the kind of beauty that is created in people when the government is kept away from robbing them of their potential.