A VERY YOUNG DISAPPOINTMENT STORY

by ANNA
(AZ)

I WAS SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES, I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET A JOB, I LIVED NEXT TO THE WEBER BUTTON FACTORY, IN MUSCATINE IOWA.THAT WAS MY VERY FIRST JOB, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WAS VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED, THE OLD LADIES THAT WORKED THERE ACTED LIKE THEY HAD NEVER SEEN A HISPANIC BEFORE IN THEIR LIVES.VERY PREJUDICE PEOPLE..MY FAMILY MIGRATED TO ILLINOIS EVERY YEAR, WE WERE TOMATO PICKERS FOR MANY YEARS VERY WELL RESPECTED FAMILY AND VERY VERY HARD WORKERS WE WORKED FOR DWIGHT AND PAUL IRWIN. BEST PEOPLE YOU CAN WORK FOR. WHEN I GOT MARRIED AT A VERY YOUNG AGE,WE PURCHASED A HOME ON 6TH ST.AS DISAPPOINTED AS I WAS,I MOVED ON AND BECAME A NURSE.....AND BY THE WAY I NEVER WAS LATE TO MY JOB I NEVER DISRESPECTED ANYONE NOT EVEN MY ELDERS,BUT BECAUSE OF THEM I GOT FIRED...THEY JUST DIDN'T LIKE ME.! AND OF COURSE THEY WERE THE LEADERS THERE. THE COMPANY ONLY ACKNOWLEDGED THEM, SO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THOUGH ISN'T LIFE FUNNY? AFTER I BECAME A NURSE I WORKED TAKING CARE OF OLD PEOPLE FOR THIRTY YEARS. THAT WAS MY EXPERIENCE.

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May 29, 2013
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You're changing the world through kindness
by: Anonymous

Sounds like now you have shown them how good people come in all races, colors, and cultures, all united by love of pearls! I'm sure the ladies who worked with you then, now realize how silly their behavior was... they didn't have the chance to have a cultural education and their ignorance took over... They didn't know any better. Our world is becoming smaller through our technology, and when people learn how erroneous they were in treating people of different races with less courtesy (usually in their older age)they become very ashamed and remorseful. Continue to have a dedicated and loving heart, your kindness is the best cultural education they will ever have. They will then teach that to their visiting families and as your kindness spreads, that's how just one individual can make this world a better place for all of us.
CHIN UP FELLOW PEARL LOVER, YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB!!!!! ;)

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