And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.
If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can’t be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.
Russell Ybarra wrote on Facebook:
Society recognizes and celebrates different professions throughout the year, everything from Administrative Professionals Week to Postal Workers Day, to even National Bosses Day. Although not many people would consider this a profession, I would like to add National Dishwashers Week to the mix.
Our dishwashers at Gringos & Jimmy Changas are, in my opinion, very special people. They perform a job most people are not willing to do no matter how much you’d offer to pay them. Their work goes usually unnoticed by most people who visit a restaurant. Yet, every restaurant manager would tell you that they could not operate a single shift without them. They are the invisible ones who keep the restaurant engine going.
So, during the week of July 23-27 we will be celebrating & recognizing our over 80+ dishwashers throughout the company by honoring their hard-work and dedication to keeping our dishes clean. Each dishwasher will receive a nice goodie bag from the company, as well as every co-worker will be encouraged to introduce themselves as well as write them a nice card and, if they so choose, give them a small gift of appreciation for allowing them to do their job as servers, bussers, bartenders, hostesses, prep-cooks, linecooks, managers and, last but not least, an owner who understands that his success is so solely dependent upon the support of so many others. Which by the way, my first job was dishwasher when I was 15 yrs old.
Pictured is our GM at The Original Gringos Matt Bussa standing with Dishwasher Javier Flores aka Chilango. Notice how the plastic apron he wore throughout his shift covered everything except the lower part of his pants.