Babette: The long shifts, risk of infection, and psychological stress feel like trivial complaints when you call me your angel!
Beverly: The most important part of my uniform is my smile.
Anne: Some of history's greatest minds were teachers. Aristotle. Galileo. Mozart. Marie Curie. Stephen Hawking. Those who can do, certainly teach.
Gennie G: Appearance plays a big part in the workplace not only in how your colleagues and management view you, but also how you view yourself.
Miranda: Cleaning your house is infinitely more satisfying than a pension plan.
Wendy: Free coffee for the nightshift employees!
Sally: It's not about the paycheck. It's about the hugs from the kids I keep in my heart.
Dolores: Ever since they raised the minimum wage, I've been able to live like a queen.
Diana: I don’t need hazard pay to know my supermarket thinks I’m essential. They gave me this fabulous mask!
Owen: I know it's for my own safety when my employer locks me in the store at night.
Mr. Jones: The sunshine, the fresh air, and my defined benefits plan.
Patty: I like to see it as a glass half full—almost 60% of female fast-food workers have not been sexually harassed.
Cheryl Anne: The hours are flexible.
Bess: If you have the will and the drive, there is no ceiling to what you can achieve.
Allison: At the management academy, I learned the company cheer, how to advance in my career, and tips for spotting employees starting to unionize.
Rosa: I love the feeling of accomplishment
I get every single day.
Karen and Sherry: Who needs paid sick leave when you have friends.
Tim: I enjoy the deep conversations with strangers.
Raymond: I take pride in the diversity of those being brought into the union construction sector through apprenticeship programs.
Chuck: The career opportunities are phenomenal.
Ronald: Law enforcement officers are often portrayed as big, dumb knuckle-draggers, but in reality many are smart, compassionate people who want to help others and make a difference in their communities.
Scott: My chronic health conditions caused by continuous, low-level exposure to agricultural pesticides are eclipsed by the satisfaction of knowing my work feeds your family.
Tammy: I do not find my work environment to be offensive, intimidating, hostile, or unwelcome.
Marge: Do what you love and the money will follow.
Kathy Nix: The overwhelming gratitude and recognition.
Roxy: I feel lucky to be there for so many people first thing in the morning, setting the tone for their day.
Poppy: The high employee turnover gives me more chances to make new friends.
Eunice: I used to draw and paint for hours a day. Now I'm the assistant lab manager.
Debbie: I do work the Lord would be proud of.
Nader: My annual performance review gives me something to look forward to.
Gene and Neil: Two words. Break time.
Pam: I almost passed out when I won the Employee of the Month Award.
Mike: The public's generosity is astounding.
Craig: My 401(k) plan empowers me to control my own destiny.
Ursala: "Service with a smile" is my middle name.
Dan: I'm empowered to make decisions and encouraged to be creative.
Dr. Pippin: The crushing educational debt and financial insecurity are no match for a puppy's snuggles and licks.