A few days ago my wife and I were on a trip. It was early morning, and we stopped at a well-known fast food chain to get breakfast. We pulled up to the drive through only to be greeted by a surly, unhelpful voice that seemed to be irritated and bothered by customers who help pay her salary.
Now I'll admit that working the pre-dawn hours at a fast food window is not my idea of the ideal job, but if it happens to be the only one you have at the time, shouldn't you do it to the best of your ability in hopes that the powers that be will notice your attitude and move you on up the ladder when there is an opening available?
There is an attitude amongst a significant segment of American society that the reason the “haves,” have, and the “have nots,” have not, is an inequitable social system, whereby some people get all the perks and some people get none. It is their belief that the ones who succeed do so on the backs of those floundering around at the bottom of the economic ladder.