Hard Work Does Pay Off

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Being brought up in a house full of hard working American citizens where each person helped the world positively in a different way has helped implant positive ethics and values into my overall character. As a child all I could remember was how hard my family worked. My father would work overtime at General Motors, while my mother would put her love for creativity into people’s homes by wallpapering and painting. Growing up in this type of atmosphere allowed me several advantages. I could have basically anything I wanted, from a new desktop computer to even an inground pool, my parents were good providers for my other three siblings and myself. Besides being able to have materialistic things while growing up, I was able to learn good ethics and values by watching my parents. I myself started working at the age of 14 years and 8 months which was the youngest I could legally start working. So excited to start working for this photography company, I actually called the owner of the company to my house to fill out the required legal forms so I could start working the next day. I started to gain work experience and those hard working ethics learned during childhood were put into motion which showed as the photography company valued my employment with a raise and as many hours that I could legally work. I continued my employment focused not so much on the money, although that was a plus, but more so on bettering myself and becoming a manager which was my goal. Two jobs down the road and at the age of 18, I entered the Burger King Management program which I have been doing for over seven years now at the busiest Burger King in Lansing. As you are aware managing is not for everyone. Some people are born to be managers and have the skills needed, good work ethics and of course strong positive values required to manage people, while others are born to be managed. Working for BK has allowed me to see hundreds of workers come and go, each with their own positives and...
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