or...If it looks too good to be true, it most likely is. These came to me early this morning when Dave arrived home from work.
Dave gets in around midnight. We usually sit and talk with a snack until he winds down from his day. This morning he came in the door and said, "I have good news and bad news". The good news was he would have a lot of money each pay day. The bad news was the schedule he had been given...10 hour days, 12 days on 2 days off.
It took me right back to my early days in the Beauty business. I would open the beauty shop at 7:30 in the morning and close at 10:30 at night, 6 days a week. Some Saturdays I would open at 5:am because of an early morning wedding.
Dave's early years were spent in the beauty shop. I would bring him in for dinner until bedtime and almost all Saturdays. He often sat under a hair dryer pretending he was going to the moon. This is not a good way to raise a child and I was burnt out in just a few years.
All night, things like Union's and sweat shops went through my mind. Having only 4 days a month off is not a life. What good is thousands of dollars a month when you have no time to enjoy useing it....
The next 30 days will tell the story. Seventy some men went home last night with shattered dreams of a better life knowing that money will not always provide that. When earning it means living in the job. I'm worried. I saw a happy man go to bed broken.