No More Shame!

I guess it’s because I had always held office type jobs before having kids, but when I stopped doing home daycare at the end of this past Summer, I was actually embarrassed of the job I did get just one week after ending the daycare job. You see, I’m one of the oldest people there. Most of my co-workers are late teens, early 20’s college students.

But you know what? I’m not going to be embarrassed or ashamed anymore – because I take my job and do the BEST I can and, gosh darn it – my boss likes me! She works with my limited availability, she works around my kids school schedules and I’m the last one she will choose to send home early if they need to cut some hours – because I do my BEST and I do it with a smile and a good attitude. She has said to me and in front of other people that she would love to be able to schedule me more because when stuff needs to get done, I get it done.

So, here it goes.

I am a cashier at a Chick fil A located on a university campus. I’ve worked there for 4 months now, have had an excellent review already and even floored some co-workers when they tried to set me up with a peer and I informed them of my age… a full 8-10 years older than their guesses!! While it’s not the most glamorous job, it is a job and it is the one the Lord has blessed me with right now. I have a wonderful and kind manager and excellent supervisors, co-workers who are kind and caring and guests I see every shift who greet me in return with a kind smile. So I will continue to go to work, arrive on time, look my best, smile as I greet each guest and sell more chicken! Do I cringe a little when I say “Would you like fries with that?”… yes. Yes I do. But I’m thankful that I have something to say and an employer to pay me for saying it!

So there. Now you know what my “day job” is… and it was my pleasure sharing it!

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About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!
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