Whistle while you work. Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la!

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

A little sleep, a little rest, a little folding of the hands to rest,and being poor will come upon you like a robber.

These are just a few of the messages we are given about work, even set to music! Today I’m over at David Rupert’s Red Letter Believers sharing what I learned from my first few jobs. Not all of it is pretty! To read A boss who actually cared, click here.

What lessons did you learn from your early jobs?

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  1. David @ Red Letter Believers June 12, 2012 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Amy…thanks for sharing your story. I’ll have about 20 throughout the month, but I really love your

  2. tcavey June 12, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    kindness, patience, selflessness and how to hold my bladder for endless hours!

    • Amy June 12, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

      Ah yes, holding the bladder!

  3. wanderwithlizzie June 12, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    In highschool, I was a janitor at my church and I remember actually having a special brush to sweep up the “white fuzzies” around pews where the vacuum couldn’t reach. At first I HATED it! But, when we were all done and we looked at the truly clean auditorium, I had that fullness of feeling that only comes when you KNOW you did a job well. Since then, I’ve realized that a little “white fuzzy” cleaning is always worth it.

    • Amy June 12, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

      That’s a great lesson! “White fuzzies” — and that sense of a job well done!

  4. Cousin Nancy Begg June 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    To do the very best at whatever ‘job’ you were assigned to take care of. Sometimes those jobs helped you more than the bigger ones. One I definitely remember was sewing on a suit button for a stockholder at our annual meeting. Many remembered that and it sure didn’t hurt. So many were impressed that I knew how to sew. In fact, many many years later I did the same for a boss of mine. She was definitely impressed as I don’t think she knew the slightest thing about sewing! And whatever you are assigned, smile!

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