During this time of year, my dad hauls onions for a company out of town. He asked me if I wanted to join him this year and that he'd finally teach me how to drive commercial, so I couldn't say no. On our first day, when the boss man expected over 50 people to show up to clip onions, only 13 showed up. So 13 people were having the do the work of 50 people.
That's when my dad was joking around and said, "Hey! Grab a pair of scissors and start helping!" So I thought about it and stepped out into the field, grabbed a pair of scissors, a bucket, and assigned myself to one box.
Each worker gets paid $13 a box. It took me over one and a half hours to fill up one box. Needless to say, I received the most hard earned $13 of my life.
I currently work for a company that's very physical demanding, where I'm constantly lifting heavy product..but clipping onions and trying to fill up this one box made my current job seem so easy.
I then became grateful for what I had. I know I complain a lot about my actual job, but I enjoy it. I'm blessed to be employed in the job I have.
The people who were out there in that onion field do this for a living. They work from sunrise to sunset. I just wanted to remind you lovely people to always appreciate your job surroundings and what you do for a living.
So whether you're upset because your boss put you on drive-thru today, upset because your boss had you file months of paperwork, or upset because you worked overtime when you really didn't want to...remember that you're having a much better day than others.
Be thankful and never take your job for granted.
Ashley Cruz, Lyons, Ga.