As i'm sat here on my one day off thinking about the weeks work to come, it got me thinking about things.
I was brought up with parents and grandparents who worked hard for a living, My Grandad worked all of his life from the age of 14 until 3 months before he died, he did a whole range of jobs, had his own businesses and always worked to the best of his ability.
The same goes for my mum and dad, when i was young my dad started up a Radiator manufacturing company in partnership with my granddad (his dad) this didn't do too well so he started up another company Sleaford Engineering, This was a lot more successful and my mum and dad with my nan and grandad bought a convenience store shop aswell which was run primarily by my mum and nan, The engineering company was then based in a workshop and yard behind this shop, I lived here for almost all of my childhood above the shop. I saw my family working very hard seven days a week, making a success of both businesses.
Unfortunately things change and with my nan and grandad not getting any younger they decided to retire it was decided to sell the shop and another company took over dads engineering company.
Not long after my grandad died, we still maintain that it was the shock of stopping working that killed him.
My mum and dad still work hard my dad branch manages the cleaning firm that are contracted by Tescos, and my mum works with him as a janitor. They get up every day at 2.00 am and sometimes thats 7 days a week.
As a result of this upbringing i (and my brothers) have always had a good work ethic, I always have my dads well used saying in my head "If a jobs worth doing its worth doing properly" and I now take a lot of pride in my work, I always try to do the very best in my work, and i know my customers appreciate this very much.
In recent times I have found myself getting more and more frustrated by people who aren't interested in working whatsoever, You all know the type of people i mean, In our neighbourhood there are people that haven't worked for 20 years or more, claiming disability benefits and every other handout they can get, even though they have been seen doing cash in hand gardening work, but they get away with it constantly,
My fiancée always tells me not to worry about it and to remember that everything we have we worked for and that they have nothing to be proud of. But it's not that easy for me, Roughly every week my other half will get a text from these people asking to borrow money, I get "funny" comments when she walks past when i'm getting my van ready to go to work like "it's all go isn't it *chuckling*" or "you look busy *chuckle*"..... It drives me insane, maybe i'm just a bit of a grump!!
I just feel bad for the country because there are so many people like this nowadays and it is depressing, We are bringing our children up to work hard and enjoy the feeling of doing something with your life, yet we are surrounded by people who bring their children up to get everything they can from the state,
I hope things change in this country but i'm not sure how that would happen.
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