I have been up since 5:30 this morning, and I am about to start my day at 8:00 A.M. The computers are on. I turned them on when I came in at 7:15 A.M. There will be people lined up, waiting to use the 18-odd computers that we have here in the computer lab. We will serve over 60 people over the course of the day.
Out of those 60 or more people, about 65 percent will be here to go over their Facebook page, or watch movies, or even catch up on the news. Another 35 percent will be here to use our computers to find jobs, while 10 percent will be here for academic, welfare or necessary computer video training to get health cards (so that they can work in restaurants).
I am supposed to hold job training from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. today. My training will be interspersed with people wanting advice on how to modify their resumes, or how to navigate a company’s website to fill out an application or simply use a mouse or keyboard.
Three minutes until we open for business. Only a few minutes until I am asked, “Mr. Bob! Are you ready?” My answer will naturally be a wholehearted, “Yes!”.
I am finishing up the latest addition to my blog, looking up at the clock to the start of my day. This will be a good day, because I am being the opportunity to help so many get back on their feet.
Showtime! Wish me luck…