By: Pato D'Ghostwriter
After class we went to the back room and picked out uniforms. The company rented the uniforms to its employees. They were going to deduct three dollars per week, we all found this to be a little ridiculous. Like me, most of the people there really needed the job so most of us said screw it, lets do it and we signed the paperwork. I was sure this was just going to be a temporary stepping stone until I found a real job so I didn't mind too much.
I was sent to work at the airport. I thought that was the coolest thing ever, however I discovered rather quickly the airport was the place the company sent troublesome individuals to get rid of them. At this site we earned our money! This was not the sit on your ass and watch TV in a lobby type site, so lazy troublesome people would quit within a day! Now I was just starting I hadn't had a chance to cause any trouble yet, but there I was. To be honest all the walking and standing was tedious, but nothing compared to landscaping.
I was 19 so to me doing all the required tasks was not such a big deal. But I could see how the older guys struggled walking up and down the stairs or the parking garage ramps. I could see that for the old guys who just wanted to sit on their ass and get paid, the airport was not the place to be. It was low pay, the hours sucked and it was very physical. That part came in handy when I met the rent-a-car female drivers!
To be continued...