When I’d heard those words (I’m paraphrasing), “Based on your yearly statistics, you will not be receiving a raise,” from my then supervisor, at that moment I’d also heard opportunity knocking. Several months later, I was gifted with an golden schedule. Trust me, in the Retail business, schedules are the number one employee retention repellent. Schedules in Retail are brutal, unkind, mean spirited, and creates high absenteeism and/or high turnovers. The employees who do manage to show up for work are saddled with the burden of high absenteeism and/or high turnovers. In other words, employees are easily stressed out beyond their own imagination and literally run, not walk out the door, never to return. Those who manage to stay, like me, we are good people and we deserve respect.

For me, there are good things going on, here in America, one of those good things, My Brother’s Keeper. I can only tell you about My Brother’s Keeper in the words from the website: mbk.ed.gov. “A collaborative, multi-Adisciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of our young people, including boys and young men of color.” That statement is from the above mentioned website. Don’t get it twisted, I just love reading abut My Brother’s Keeper, so excuse my cheerleader persona, but boys and young men of color deserve respect.

We also deserve a Government of the people, by the people, and for the people. A Government engaged in honoring every American’s worthiness. A Government aligned with Equality. Thanks to all the Phenoms in Government.

Oh, and by the way, you and I are worthy of Income Equality.

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