I wanted to write about the dignity of working at an honest job.
Two opposite myths exist:
One–that people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses can’t hold “competitive” employment.
Two–that there’s a shame attached to a person when they don’t hold “competitive” employment.
These are bold-faced lies not just myths.
In an earlier incarnation of my first blog I gave kudos to Rite Aid cashiers.
Most of them have been staffing the cash register for years and they do it with a smile.
Anyone who is rude to a cashier in a store or thinks that a cashier is below them should be set straight.
My Working Assets blog has celebrated it’s one-year anniversary this January 2021.
My work on the job of keeping this blog has only just begun.
Moving forward into the coming year and beyond I will expand the scope of jobs and careers in here.
I will also take on lifestyle issues for people living in recovery.
In the next blog entry I will talk about what constitutes a “career.”
What a person does for love is as equally valid as an occupation as what a person does for money.