January 23, 2013
My heart sank as we heard about the terrible news. We knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. The longer it took for us to find our names; the harder it became to flip through the pages. We flipped to where our department was located and my heart nearly stopped. The page was more blank than expected. Two names remained on the page that was once filled with dreaded long hours for the upcoming week. There it was, my name, all by itself next to a co-worker of mine. Whatever it was I was doing; I was doing it right. It was just another morning at Majestic Oaks Golf Course and there I was arriving before anyone else. The parking lot was empty and not a single sound could be heard besides the birds just waking up. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to spend my time with the relaxing morning outside. I worked inside. Things have changed a lot since I started working a year ago. I would have never been held responsible for opening the doors at five in the morning. Yet, here I was unlocking the doors, turning off the alarm system and clocking in for a morning’s work. My job was not hard. It was more relaxing than anything. I was in charge of setting up banquet halls for the night’s event. Hearing noises throughout the building became nerve racking being the only person in the building. I slowly worked while listening to my music. Other coworkers started to come through the doors. Everyone has always seemed to have a positive attitude in such of an early morning. As I slowly began to wrap things up and was ready to head out the door my manager slowly walks in. She asks me how I was doing and if I was almost done with work. My manager spending time helping me work or finish up was not out of the ordinary. When she started to ask about my availability through the summer I was starting to become curious. Her voice was not like usually. It was almost like a nervous tone with a quiet breath. I knew...