Jobs: Question and Children Essay

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Growing up has never really been fun. As children, most people can’t wait until they can be a teenager or an adult and make their own decisions. They just want the freedom from the terrible rule of their parents. However, growing up requires so much more than any child can ever imagine, including paying bills, dealing with finances, making enough money to handle those finances, and getting a job in order to make the money. In most cases, parents make their children get jobs at the age of sixteen and there are very few jobs that are actually enjoyable. But I do feel like I’ve had some good times with mine.
The very first job I ever had is one I still currently hold. I work at Chick-fil-a and have done so for the past two years. There are pros and cons to every job, but in this case I feel that the good definitely outweighs the bad. My favorite thing about working at Chick-fil-a is the environment. It’s a very family friendly place and most of the people that I’m around are wonderful. I have made so many wonderful friendships by working there and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be who I am if I had never begun working there. The people I work for focus on serving others more than yourself and always trying to grow in who you are as a person, a leader, and a follower of Christ. I’m surrounded by wonderful people who have challenged me with things I never thought possible, and have also taught me to challenge myself. There are days where I absolutely do not want to be there, the customers seem to have silently decided they were all going to be as rude and difficult as possible, and the people I work with just irritate me. I have had so many customers that seem to think I’m below them because I’m serving them. There was a time when a friend of mine was taking orders through the headset in drive-thru and she misunderstood what the man said and just asked him a simple question. He began yelling and using cuss words. I guess he may have had a bad day, but I thought what he did was extremely inappropriate and could have been handled way better. Having just finished my second year at Chick-fil-a, you would think I’ve seen it all. However, people will always surprise you, and whether it’s a good or bad surprise is completely up to them. You just have to be prepared for anything.
This past school year, I began working for a Mother’s Day Out program within my church on Tuesdays and Thursdays. My mom is the director and also the teacher for the four-year-old class. My job is basically to assist her in anything she needs, like making copies, helping some of the kids with their school work, or doing crafts with the children. Working for the Mother’s Day Out program has taught me patience because children will usually do whatever they can to push…