Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gidget goes to work

Let me just say, I love the YMCA. I have found that it is the only place that I have been able to be happy keeping a job at. I try retail stores and consignment and all sorts of things but for some reason its the loving atmosphere of a community that keeps me grounded at a job. You see I know mostly everyone that works in the building. Especially within my program area. But I know that when I enter the building there will be smiling faces and when I get to my room there will be more smiling faces. For me, retail jobs are NOT rewarding. It is rare when someone comes up to you and says "thank you for the work that you do, I really appreciate it." However at the Y this happens often, parents are so greatful that we watch their kids. One time a mom told me God would bless me for what I was doing. The best part about working where I do is that I get to hold babies all day, blow bubbles, color, and chit chat with my coworkers. Anywho, I worked an 8 hour day today and let me just say that it was fun. Even though I had to be there by 8:15am and clean fake food, cars, and legos, it is still the best place to work at. Anywho, I think I will stay at the YMCA for as long as I can. Maybe forever?

1 comment:

  1. Not to be argumentative but as someone who works in retail I find your overly simplistic view of what I do as not rewarding as false. Every single day I am told how great of a job I am doing, and how our guests appreciate the hard work and dedication I put into my job. I am continually praised by my boss and I feel like I have truly found the one thing I am good at, customer service.

    No retail isn't for everyone but I know I love what I do and that I feel happy when I walk into work every day.

    I'm glad you've found a place that makes you happy, I really am, but do try not to belittle what makes me happy.