It was my second year as a pest control technician and was beginning to realize how much I enjoyed my job. As a pest control technicians we are trusted to serve our customers to the best of our ability, in a kind, courteous way and we have a lot of freedom in how we accomplish this. We have all day to complete our services and are often given opportunity throughout the day to earn more money. I enjoyed all of this, but one day I realized that killing bugs was easy, I was enjoying the time I had to interact with our customer. I would find myself almost daily impressed with the unique and amazing people we serve. I have met NFL quarterbacks, World War 2 Heros, City Mayor’s, and even an Aid to the President of the United States. All this was great but one day I met a little boy that couldn’t have been more than 9 years old. He was in his pajamas and I was working late and tired. This boy asked me “Do you like your job?” I thought for a moment as I screwed an outlet cover plate to the wall I had just treated. Then I responded that “I do like my job. I get to meet nice people, see beautiful homes and landscaping, and most of all I get to make your home a safer, better place to live.” This little boy looked at me with a look that expressed to me he really only wanted a yes or no answer and walked away. I was left with a new goal at every customers home.
Las Vegas, NV