(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

September 16, 2014 10:40 PM

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(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

I'm only 24 years old but have held a job since the summer before high school when I was 13. My father taught me the benefits of hard work and dedication, and after dropping out of college, I decided to make the best with what skills I had. I entered the airfreight business five years ago, as my dad did when he was about my age, and have devoted a significant amount of my life to work.

My father passed away in December of 2013 at 48, and his death made me think a lot about my life and what I was hoping to accomplish. His last job took a toll on him, as did the few he had before it. Even when he had worked his way up to regional manager at a major freight forwarder, he was still lo...

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