Just before they come out the door in the wee morning hours
the store goes dark.
I, and whichever Mom, is with me get ready for a wound up,
sore, smelly and chatty Jonathan to come get in the car.
Unloading a semi truck and then loading a store will do that to you.
Well, that's how it has gone most early Monday mornings for the
We have done it for the last time.
They were headed to their cars and then turned around for one more
handshake and goodbye.
This has been an excellent team for Jonathan to work with.
They each found their strengths and then used them to make the work
go faster and more efficiently.
Jonathan was the muscle.
Others are faster at stocking by sku number.
But, they all worked very well together.
I, however, do not enjoy having a gap in my sleep pattern
that is so unnatural. It also wasn't great for either of our moms
but they were wonderful sports about it!
Having nearly fallen asleep the couple of times I tried to
do it alone we had come to this arrangement.
Then there was the need for more hours and
income....one night a week just is not enough for
a young man with goals and dreams.
As we drove home this last time I congratulated
Jonathan on holding on with this job until something else
"I'm not a quitter! I've never quit anything!"
He's pretty right about that.
Both jobs he has had so far he has seen through to their
conclusion. The first one he liked less than this one.
It was seasonal but he made it to the end.
So, now he will wear a badge,
be a help to those who need him and on guard against
such things as fire and other unexpected events.
He'll direct incoming traffic to the proper locations
and, should there be an intruder, he'll be on the job.
I love that Jonathan is being trusted to be the first face
guests meet as they come to the theater.
That he gets to work with deliveries, co-workers,
parking and so much more.
They have chosen well and have already made
him feel so welcome!
I think his new employer will be glad to know that
this young man is no quitter.
He's in it until the job is done and he knows it is
time to move on....
Hopefully to a full time position within the same company.
At their request and suggestion.