11. My Fantastic Résumé
In my first job, I was a garbage man, or more appropriately a Garbage Boy. My job was to take out the garbage. A task assigned to me because none of my brothers and sisters wanted to do it. But I enjoyed being a Garbage-Boy, because it made me feel needed and gave me a sense of purpose.
My older brothers were also kind enough to let me take over the job of mowing the lawn. So naturally I became a Lawnmower-Boy. A job I dearly loved.
It was at this time that I got my first taste of helping people. I joined the Cub Scouts and had the opportunity to help a few old ladies cross the street. So, I think it’s safe to say, I was also a Cub-Scout-Boy.
In my next job, I was a Shoeshine-Boy. My father was in the restaurant business and had a magazine shop with a shoeshine stand adjacent to his restaurant. I loved shining shoes and was darned good at it.
When I was out of school in the summer, my dad got me a job with my Civil Engineer grandfather cutting trail in the Atchafalaya Swamp. Cutting trail was very hot, wet, hard-work, with millions of mosquitoes, but what the heck, I was a Trail-Cutter-Boy, and believe it or not, I did love cutting trail.
I moved on to becoming a Peanut-Salesman-Boy at the local college football games. But I must admit I was not crazy about being a Peanut-Salesman-Boy because I never really got to watch the games.
When the weather got much colder, I was doing such a great job of selling peanuts that I was promoted to the position of selling hot chocolate. I loved being a Hot-Chocolate-Salesman-Boy until I got fired for spilling a tray of hot chocolate on several, very unfriendly, home team fans. Suddenly, I was an Unemployed-Hot-Chocolate-Salesman-Boy with a small chance of ever getting my job back.
After a couple of weeks of being unemployed, the gentleman my father hired to wash dishes and mop floors got tired of washing dishes and mopping floors and walked off the job. (Lucky for me!) that was the day my dual career as a Dish-Washer-Boy and Floor-Mopper-Boy, in my father’s restaurant began. I will always be thankful to that gentleman for walking off the job. And most of all to my Dad, for providing me with the unique opportunity to wash dishes and mop floors. My dear sweet Dad told me the job of being a Dish-Washer-Boy and Floor-Mopper-Boy would teach me humility and cleanliness and (if I put my heart into it) this would be a valuable lesson, which would build character and a positive attitude.
He went on to say this would qualify me (to go out and conquer the world!) And best of all it would qualify me to go out and help other people (to go out and conquer the world!) So please, don’t be intimidated by my accomplishments and think I am over-qualified to help you. And if you’re wondering why I’m so anxious to help you? Well in my humble opinion, if you are still reading My Fantastic Résumé you definitely need Help!
But, “Lucky for you!” My accomplishments (which you just read), proves that I am truly uniquely qualified to meet this challenge. And, because I love challenges, I am willing to go to any lengths to be of help.
P.S. I hope #MyFantasticRésumé helps you feel good about yourself, not take yourself too seriously, and have a good positive attitude (so you can go out and conquer the world!).
Dr Phil D Mayers, Author blogger
My dear sweet Dad went on to tell me (with God’s help and a good positive attitude) I could do my part to make this world a better place to live in! And best of all with God’s help and a good positive attitude I could help other people (to have a good positive attitude) so they could (go out and make this world a better place to live in!)
P.S.S. I hope My Fantastic #Résumé helps you feel good about yourself, so you will not take yourself too seriously and have a Good Positive Attitude, so you can create Your Own Fantastic #Résumé and with God’s Help we can all (go out and help each other make this world a better place to live in!)
Dr. Phil D Mayers, Author Blogger