Ever since I was 15, my first boss had been telling my Mom that as soon as I was old enough, he would be happy to put me to work at his shop. He was the owner of The Sweet Spot at the time and two of his children had gone through my Mom’s preschool class.
Apparently, she had made a good impression, and so had I. It seemed like a great place to begin my life in the work force. Not to mention, I already had an in. So when I did finally make it to 16, and it was time to get a job, I went to work at The Sweet Spot.
That was four years ago and, even though the store has changed hands, I remain a loyal employee. I work two jobs, like so many others on the island, so I’m not here as much as I used to be. But I stick around to make sure things are going smoothly as new people join the team.
I try to make work fun and apply the golden rule at all times. The way I see it, work is a big part of our lives, because we spend a good portion of our days there. It only makes sense that we should take consideration in how we treat those we spend that time with.
The people you work with make up another family outside of your home. That’s why I feel like you should always go above and beyond the call of duty to support each other. MTW