Samstag, 12. Mai 2007
Americans talk about their jobs
This week I would like to introduce you to an amazingly brave soul namely Janice Lejeune who despite being deaf-blind works as a merchandise handler.
Her life story reads something like this:
For many years she was a housewife and mother. One day she divorced and because of both acute loneliness and financial difficulties, she went through a training programme for disabled people. Finally, after some time searching for a job, she got hired as a merchandise handler.
Reading what she says you can sense that not only does she adore the buzz of working, but she also is tenacious to carry out any arduous task she might receive.
Another crucial aspect of her job is the working climate as all her colleagues are very caring without being overprotective which makes her feel over the moon almost every day on her job.
The only thing that is a crying shame for her is the fact that although she could no more stop working than a fish could stop swimming, she is only a part-time employee. Nevertheless, she is very proud of everything she has achieved so far as apart from working she is also studying for her General Education Development Degree.
While reading her life story, I had to fight back tears so touched was I by everything this woman was talking about. I must admit that I find it extraordinary that a woman with such a ghastly illness has the stamina to push boundaries and make her dreams come true. Such stories are the ones that restore my belief that only the sky is the limit for anyone who is conscientious enough.
the description of the duties of a merchandise handler