Monday, April 13, 2009

Be Polite

Sorta Practice for ACT writing portion.

I believe everyone should at some part of their life work in a minimum wage job. Some people believe only the unintelligent or poor work in a minimum wage job. Others believe it can be a good stepping stone, and can be a good way of learning humility. Working in a minimum wage job can teach you humility, time management, and how to fit in with a diverse amount of people.

Working in a minimum wage job can teach you humility. While working in a minimum wage job, you have to deal with a lot of people. A lot of those people will be nice, polite, and patient. Those people will understand that, even when they have to wait or something goes wrong, your just doing your job. There are others who will do their best to go out of their way to make you life hard. One of my coworkers is constantly hit on in an unpleasant way, has her personally space invaded, and harassed in other ways by customers. They know that we can't be rude to them and as long as they stand in the store we are a captive audience. My friend remains cool, calm, and collected no matter what happens because she has learned humility.

Working in a minimum wage job can teach you good time management skills. In my job I usually have only four hours to get everything done. I have to put all the food in the prep table, make at least 6 medium pizzas and other food items, stock the cooler, make sure everything is set up for the next shift, wash all the dishes, wipe all the surfaces, and sweep and mop the floor. All of that might not sound like a lot but if you don't have good time management skills it can take a lot of time, and you'll leave work late and get wrote up.

Working in a minimum wage job can teach you how to deal with a diversity of people. In addition to dealing with customers, minimum wage jobs tend to have a high turn over rate. Because of the high turn over you never know who you are going to be working with. Maybe you will become good friends, maybe you will be bitter enemies.

In conclusion I believe minimum wage jobs are good preparation for the rest of your life. Also this essay has been half truth and half pure bull s%!^.

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