Working in a factory has been a lot of fun. There has been so much to learn. My dad owns the place, and when he heard that I did not want to go to college, he said that I needed to make a decision about how I was going to pay my way in life. I asked him if I could start working for him, and he agreed to that. Last night he taught me how to use the bearing tester that employees use to test machinery to make sure that it is working well. I was fascinated by it. I think it will be a good fit for me to work there, and my father thinks so, too.
Dad made sure that he went to college when he was my age. His parents even pushed him to do it. But my parents know that I can be a bit stubborn and I like to do things my own way. School was incredibly boring to me. I like doing things hands on, and listening to teachers drone on about numbers and grammar is just not my thing. I wanted to get more physical with work and be happy with what I do every day. I had been thinking that I could do that at my dad’s business, and I was so grateful that he said yes to that. He seemed to be proud of me for taking an interest in what he does for a living. He knows how bored I was in school, and he said he felt that I would probably be unhappy with college, too. I was glad that he was seeing things as I see them for myself.
I started full time at the factory last week. I really like the people that I work with. I love that I can have lunch with my dad when he has time, too. I am going to put my all into my new job and I hope to be the manager who overseas the plant floor within the next couple of years.