I regard some of my employees like they are my kids. I certainly don’t take care of them like I have to with my kids, thank god, but otherwise I have a fatherly instinct toward them. I have hired and trained quite a few over the years, and they have gone on to go to college, join the military, and go on about their lives. Hopefully I have enriched the lives of at least a couple.
I just got a text message from one of the girls that I hired a couple of years ago. She is leaving for the Coast Guard today. I sent her one back congratulating her and wishing her the best. I know that the job she did for me was nothing particularly ground breaking or anything, but I think that the discipline and hard work did her some good.