Showing Up

I love what I do. I've been doing it for 9 years, and when I hire someone I try to find those who enjoy residential cleaning too. 

Everyone has problems in their life, and it's our responsibility as human beings to care for each other in spite of those problems. As an employer I know not everyone can have 100% attendance, but I expect my employees to be at work. Planning ahead is important. Children get sick, but job responsibilities still remain even when our children get sick. I'm flexible when it comes to letting employees care for their kids because there are times when I have to care for my daughter when she is sick. 

There are people who abuse the mercy of their employers by using a sick child as a scapegoat not to come to work. Are there times when a dad really can't find someone to watch his sick daughter? Yes, but if I were to abuse the kindness of a customer or boss I cannot expect to keep that customer or job. 

There are so many things in life that require showing up when we don't want to, but that's how things are accomplished. We show up. 

Give it a try, and see if your life doesn't get better. Act your way into a better way of feeling. We don't feel like getting up in the morning, but we do because we care about others. 

Daniel Tomlinson