Shameless proud Mama brag & pic
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
My baby is growing up & has been offered a REAL summer job! He's 16 & although he did work last summer, it was "just a job" in a warehouse doing prefab work for the electrical company that DH works for. It was busy work for minimum wage but it was a job.
MJ goes to vocational school for Machine Trades a 1/2 day & his high school the other half day. He's a junior & is completing his 2nd of 3 years of training. He has been on 2 job interviews this month. The first one was for a shop 40 minutes from home & the starting pay was decent but he didn't get it. The second interview was not much of an interview ~ he talked to a guy for 5 minutes & was told that summer employment pays minimum wage & then he was handed a test that took about an hour. It was mostly math - trig, geometry, spacial reasoning, logic, etc. After the test, the guy came back & said, "I'm being honest here - you did 1000 times better than 98% of the people who've taken this test & I've been giving it for 20 years". He was disappointed about the pay but we assured him that it was a foot in the door - it was only 15 minutes from home - yada yada. It'll be OK.
His interview was on Monday. On Wednesday, he received a letter in the mail. You know that is never good news because they ONLY EVER mail rejection letters. We were SHOCKED to read that it was a written JOB OFFER complete with check boxes for "accept job offer" or "reject job offer" AND that they were willing to start him at a bit more than minimum wage.
He was so cute because he was jumping up & down & shrieking like a little kid ~ bear in mind he's like 5'11". We are so proud of him. He's so smart.
You only ever want the best for your kids. We've tried to raise him to grasp certain concepts like "hard work pays off" and "you have to work for the things you want" and believe me, he wants nice things. Thank the Good Lord that the boy has the potential to be something great. I just hope that he makes wise choices to ensure that he lives up to his potential.
((Shhh, don't tell ~ I adore that kid!!))