Hey everyone, as I said in the title….Happy Labour Day.
For those of us up here in Canada, that means moving trucks and a final day off before schools start up for the 2014-2015 year. For most kids, it means the official end of summer vacation. When I was growing up, I always had a part time job that forced me to work on Labour Day. This took me back to my very first part time job when I was in high school.
There was a local mini golf course near our local rec center in Victoria, and I worked there both as a cashier and as the birthday party person. Ironically Labour Day was my last day on the job and it was crazy. I guess families were wanting to get their last blasts of summer in before school started and routines were back. It was an amazing group of people that I got to work with, the atmosphere was really fun and to my surprise, my co-worker was an old classmate of mine from elementary school that I hadn’t seen in a long time.
Looking back, I am glad I had such a great atmosphere to start my working career. It taught me some valuable lessons about teamwork, organization and helping others that I still use to this day. I don’t know if the course is still there, but if it was I would take my kids to it. I want them to know that earning your own money as a teen doesn’t have to be a bad experience or something that you have to drag yourself to every weekend.
To all you parents, enjoy your day off today. To the University students(new and returning), welcome back and good luck to you. Finally, to all of you lovely students still in elementary/junior high and high school – Here comes yet another year…make it a good one.
Till the next time guys!