My Pap’s Rest Ethic
My grandfather worked 43 years with only one day off for a funeral. During that stretch, he often worked six days a week with equal amounts of overtime as standard hours in a week. Everyone would like to have a teammate with that kind of work ethic. What many people did not see is how my Pap treated his day off. I have vivid memories of how we were not allowed to answer the phone on his day off in case his work was calling him into another day of work. It’s important to understand that linked to every great work ethic is a great rest ethic. My Pap took his day off seriously. He was able to work hard for so long because he rested well. Teammates that do not accept their limits will eventually burn out long before a 43 year streak.