When she turned fourteen, she asked about getting a job. As parents, Steve and I feel it is important for young people to work. It provides a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, as well as pocket money for gas and treats. : ) Madison knew right away where she wanted to apply. She got the owner's name, called her, and submitted an application. I remember dropping her off for her interview. And she got the job.
She has loved working there. She has become a pro at making the cones with the trademark curl on top. She is so very good working the drive thru, even on the busiest of days. She helps train new workers. In fact, Madison has been so successful at this job she loves, that this year, her boss asked her to be a manager! Yes, that's right. My little Madison, at seventeen, is the youngest manager in the store's history! She will work more hours, be responsible for many more aspects of the day to day running of the store, and most exciting to her...wear a black manager shirt instead of a blue one! It seems my daughter has inherited her love of business from her father and both of her grandfathers. : )
I am so happy for and proud of her. She loves it so, and that makes me so happy. Steve and I have both been blessed to have careers that we absolutely love. Steve runs his family business and loves working with his brothers every day. I loved my first job as a teacher, and now I love each and every day as a mother. I remember working to fix up my first classroom after I was hired. The secretary came down and smiled as she asked me if I wanted to know what my salary would be. I remember thinking that I couldn't believe they were going to pay me for doing something I loved so much! And Madison is the same way. She never even asked about the pay...she just loves it so much.
I am happy and thankful. Loving your job is a blessing. It enables you to enjoy your work, and makes it easy to succeed. Steve and I always tell our children to be sure to love what you do. Madison does. And it shows. And that makes me happy.
on her first day of work! : )