Wait, a post on Friday?

And so early on a Friday?

That’s right. Early posting on Friday. Why you may ask (or might not, but I’m going to answer it anyways)?

Well, I’m taking a week off at the end of the month for my birthday. That also means that I will not be blogging on the day of my birth.

But why early? Don’t you usually have Fridays off?

I generally do. However, my work is awesome enough to let me work the extra hours to make up for the fact that I’m going to be gone. This is one of the many reasons I love and am thoroughly grateful for my job.

I’m also grateful for the fact that my workplace lets me know they both appreciate me and let me know my worth. This is a first for me… OK second after the cemetery. Most of the jobs that I have worked prior to this didn’t seem to let their employees know that they’re important… or, well, really anything. This is more harmful when you start talking about the retail environment. There are customers out there that seem to revel in making the shop staff feel horrible. In many ways, this is why I go out of my way to not do so when I’m in a store. After all, it’s hard enough to help people all day, the last thing you need is someone making you personally feel bad about not having a particular DVD or shirt or… well, anything.

So, for me, it’s nice to be made to feel that I’m useful. That I’m valued. More importantly, I love that I’m still learning new things. How awesome is that?