Swallow Your Pride

In January 2015 I was released from prison and sent to a halfway house. I was fortunate to be offered a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant, and I was extremely grateful to accept the opportunity. Rather than go through the motions and grouse about the poor pay, I vowed to be the best dishwasher the restaurant had ever employed. I was proud of the paycheck I received as a reward for working hard.