The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said to treat every job you have like it the last job on earth.. Your performance will set your course for the rest of your life. He meant menial jobs too. I had a psychiatrist who hated the word menial. He was right. People with big jobs hate them and people with menial jobs love them. And vice versa. I have had 46 jobs since high school, most minimum wage. Some I hated. Some I loved. I quit the ones I hated and the ones that went sour. Right now, I’m a cashier at Walgreens. I’m proud of my work an intend to stay on the job as long as my health holds up. I like the money, it gets me out of the house, and I am part of something bigger than myself. I like teamwork. It gets me out of my head. I like going to work.

Published by Christopher G. Bremicker

Special Forces medic stationed at Ft. Bragg NC from 1968 to 1970. BA English and MBA, both from University of Minnesota. Fisherman, grouse hunter, downhill skier.. Plays handball and reviews theater. Present job at Walgreens in St. Paul MN is forty-sixth job since high school. Hometown is Cable WI.

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    1. I agree, Ashley. I try to do things i enjoy. I love my job, although I am only cashier at a drug store. I am marketing my book which is exciting. The book is coming out next year and I am developing new sales skills. I continue my hobbies of fishing or playing handball this summer. My life is not pointless. Why am I on earth? To treat others well. The theme of Waiting for Godot is we are all waiting for the Second Coming. All our pass times are things we do while we wait. From calculus to tennis, according to Lucky, one of the characters in the play. Or, as my father asked, what am I doing for the cause?

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