up a liquor store with a sawed off shotgun isnt the only dead
end job. There are thousands of them. So what? When you
consider what makes companies tick you soon realize that while
many have career ladders and are looking desperately for folks
ready, willing and able to climb them
they still need a lot of
people in what might be considered dead end jobs. Does this
mean one shouldnt take such a job?
Somebody has to
flip the burgers, cut the T-bone steaks, wait the tables, change
the oil, fix the plumbing, print the newspaper. Some jobs pay
enough to live, some to live nicely and some provide a little
money towards living or getting educated but not enough to raise
adjustment is all it takes to change a dead end job into the job
of a lifetime. When an engineer was laid off he took a night
you guessed it
in a burger joint, flipping burgers. He did
such a good job the owners made him night manager and then day
manager. Soon he was opening new locations for them, became
manager of half a dozen of them and a part owner since they
didnt want to lose him. Oh, and he is now making more than he
ever did as an engineer.
man who was working in a burger place took his wife to a pizza
place for dinner. They were short handed so he stepped in the
kitchen and helped out. The woman who owned the franchise
offered to sell it to him. He ended up a multi-millionaire
owning over a hundred of them.
One man was
offered a promotion at a substantial increase in pay
was it included extensive travel. He turned it down so he could
spend the time with his two sons and his church where he taught
the youngsters for twenty years. Dead end job
in a way since it
meant no promotion and his wife would have to work to help send
the boys to college. Its a your call for millions of
Americans and they make it every day, some yea and some nay.
When the Irish
came to America and became the brick layers who built the homes
for themselves and millions of others. Only a small percent rose
above subsistence, but the sacrifices they made allowed their
children to go to college and become the businessmen, engineers,
Doctors and lawyers who got to live a life their parents could
only dream about.
Like we said,
someone has to put the chicken in the soup and the horn in the
steering wheel. If we want to compete with the world a lot of
those jobs are not going to be worth a vacation home, a new car
every two years and four kids in college at the same time. Dead
really? Your Call!