I wanted to post that Little One is a bad boy because he leaves his hats on the table…but he asked me to post that he got a raise today instead.
Little One has been working for 6 months at the martial arts academy. He is a “membership coordinator”. He works the front desk, greets people, signs them up for memberships, processes the monthly payments, and fits new students for uniforms.
He knows the names of all the 260 members at the academy, and the names of almost every parent of the 175 youth members. He is learning a lot about business, and motivation, and how to handle difficult conversations when someone has not paid their membership fees.
Today his boss, the owner of the academy, told him he is doing such a great job that he is getting a raise.
He came home and did a little happy dance for me singing “I got a raise, I got a raise”. Little One was glad he didn’t find out until the end of his shift or he would have been dancing while working because he was so happy.
I guess I can forgive his hats on the table for today. But tomorrow, Little One, put your stuff away.