Sunday, August 21, 2016

Parents, show this to your children . . .

. . . particularly those in their teens and with ambitions to go to college or university.

True dat.



Joe in PNG said...

I did a stint at McD's during my college years, but the real education was a bit later working as a rod man & general lackey for a land surveying company.
There is nothing like physical labor* in the Florida sun for a complete sadist to instill the proper motivation & drive to find something better to do.

*cutting line through scrub oaks, carrying 4x4 concrete markers, digging holes for said markers, even if it's right in the middle of a fire ant mound, carrying all the gear

SiGraybeard said...

This video is pure gold. I gotta wish more kids see it.

Ob note: I did my stint a Mickey D's in the summer between 11th and 12th grade, in the Florida heat back in the days when McD's weren't air conditioned. The junk job of going to get fries out of the freezer, a small building out back, was the highlight of the day.

trailbee said...

This should be a must see video for all freshmen not only in college but first year high school students. Especially today. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

After being in the work force for 30+ years, a golden phrase to keep is "the customer may not be right but they must be satisfied". It's not a competition or p*ssing match; the majority of the time, you're just after a desired result.


Avraham said...

Thank you for placing this video here. I put it on my blog because I think it is an important message

phlegmfatale said...

I loved my first job as cashier in a grocery store. There were scores of interactions with new, people daily, and though the job had its share of icky tasks, the work was enjoyable. and I appreciated the importance of what I did in the grand scheme of things.

The hard work ethic also truly begins at home. Children who see industrious parents taking care of tasks immediately and who demand children do their part (or at least tidy up after themselves) are more apt to become responsible adults. The task of learning these important life lessons will be too late if they are left until the student is college age.

However, there is a misperception that is fueled by PC media that college campuses are one big hug-in these days: they are not. This may be A truth on some campuses, but it is not THE truth for all. College social environments are as varied as any other community, and I would urge that one resist the urge to take a monolithic view of the current state of the US college experience. The students who need extra support can certainly find it, but a student who is not motivated and who does not do the work will not thrive and succeed in pursuit of a degree.