Many of us have weekends off and often don’t think of those who don’t. Without people who work in service professions who are willing to work weekends such as clerks, restaurant staff, medical personnel , police, fire fighters, security guards and those who work in radio, TV and hospitality services are just an example of the many people who give up leisure time when a lot of us get to enjoy it. Without them we would not be able to take advantage of the many front line and behind the scenes services they provide that enable us to shop, eat, travel and be entertained.
I would like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your loyalty and sacrifice because, having been one of you, I know that you also work on many holidays as well and can’t be with your families. I’m grateful for your ‘service with a smile’, your patience with less than kind people and your willingness to take your days off during the week when most of the events and parties you would like to attend are not scheduled.
As you travel, shop and dine out on weekends, please be courteous and mindful of those who assist you. Take comfort in the fact that in case of an emergency there will be people who can help and come to your aid. Take the time to notice how many people work to serve and take pride in their jobs as much as you do yours. Treat them with the respect and dignity they’re entitled to because there is nothing ‘lowly’ or ‘menial’ about providing excellent service…it is a highly developed skill and an art, especially when having to deal with those who are rude and condescending and they do so with grace.
How can you show your appreciation?