EddyBees Dogs, I can relate. I had a job at an unversity catering dept. where most of us were
hired as part-timers, even though we worked over 40 hours in the school year, but hours were
bumped down in the summer so they we weren’t considered full time and not given benefits.
A group of us decided to raise cain to become full-timers. To push it to the limit, I quit
my job to prove a point.
My point was proved, only they hired another person in my position as full time. I took
a job delivering pizzas. It sucked. I had to use my own car, ruint a set of tires, and
had to work such flexible hours that they set that I didn’t know from day to day when I
Three months later, the university catering department called me, wanting me back as assistant
to the person who had the responsiblity of the job I had with them before, but again as a
part-time, no benefits position. I took it. It was hard to be doing the same job, and I was
doing the same things as I did before, but under the power of someone who had the benefits I
had fought for. It was very hard for my pride.
In four months, the person who was above me left and I was up for the job I had fought for.
Two weeks before I was to be certified as full-time with state benefits, I hurt my back,
a bulging disc, and I was no longer in the running to get the job.
Luckily, like you, I was married to a loving wife.
Wished I’d never quit in the first place.
But Eddy, never, please never, feel strange when you tell anyone that you run a hot dog cart
and concession stand. All work is honourable. I repeat, all work is honourable.
You should be proud that you have the talent to run your own business. It takes smarts, faith
Sometimes our society doesn’t appreciate some important people and elements of our culture.
Some of the most wonderful moments I’ve shared with my father, mother, and daughter, all at different
times, have been at hot dog carts and concession stands. I appeciate the bonding moments of when
my papa would buy me a hot dog from a stand, and I relish when I was able to do the same for
I talk too much, but such moments can be special. I thank people like you for helping them happen. You are not a loser!