On my way to work is a McDonald’s that I occasionally stop in the morning and purchase an Unsweet Ice Tea with a Lemon. It set’s me back $1.10 after tax which is far less than the local drive through coffee shop would charge. Now granted it may not be quite as robust a glass of tea, but it’s convenient and cheap.
The other morning I was shocked as I pulled up to the window to find a money collector who was actually personable and conversational. The young man greeted me and I said “How are you today?”
He responded “not too bad for a Tuesday… in fact I’m doing real good cause I get paid today!”
I chuckled, went got my ice tea, and headed to the office. But on the way to the office I thought here is a young man with a decent enough demeanor in his early 20’s working at the McDonalds drive through. His excitement for the day was to get a paycheck.
As I drove away I thought how lucky I was to have a career that was so much more rewarding. Both jobs deal with people, but our career allow us to solve problems with furniture solutions. And for the success of our efforts we get compensated far more lucratively than the McDonalds drive through.
What I should have told the kid was this: If he got into sales, everyday could be a Tuesday payday. Good selling and work hard to make every day a Tuesday.