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A Cowboy’s Faith: Employment makes good life

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“I have too much to do, so the customer will have to wait.”

That comment was heard twice last week sending cringes up the back both times.

Many people so wish they had a job of any kind, yet others complain because there’s too much to do.

It just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. When one is hired for a job, then do it and be appreciative for being employed.

Admittedly sometimes the work load seems like there is no end in sight. Experience proves one must continue working and the task will eventually be completed.

Certain folks have never had a high work ethic – honestly being just plain “lazy.” Coronavirus issues accompanied by incomprehensible government stimulus payments have made the situation much worse.

Uncertain the statistics but several times it’s been heard that people make more on unemployment than working a regular job. It makes sense to take whatever the government wants to give.

Advertisements on an expanding basis promote so many things are “free.” Daily several times the telephone rings with an offer “no interest,” “no payments,” “everything’s free.”

Actually, believe it or not, sometimes there are food lines in which recipients don’t have to pay a single penny. Still, most of those receiving the “free” food don’t even say “thank you.”

Still as emphasized on numerous previous occasions, “there is no free ride.” Whatever it is, somebody must pay the bill.

Not the most knowledgeable about government programs, one doesn’t have to be too smart to figure out everything costs. Taxes on all levels were established by forefathers and continue to increase with modern public voting approval.

Plain and simple, yet really quite complex, taxes, which everybody is supposed to pay, provides funds for “free” handouts.

While unemployment checks are being dished out generously, false claims are being liberally filed in many businesses. Actually never entirely unemployed in seven decades, some unknown stranger falsely filed such a claim. Some are caught and many are not; more spending money that isn’t really there.

Never has any personal employment been considered an unwanted job, rather romance, excitement, and enjoyment anticipated helping others.

Reminded of Ecclesiastes 9-12: “There’s nothing better to do than have a good time and get the most we can out of life. Make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.”

030615-franksmug2Frank J. Buchman is a lifelong rancher from Alta Vista, a lifetime newspaper writer, syndicated national ag writer and a radio marketing consultant. He writes a weekly column to share A Cowboy’s Faith.

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