Part 2 of 7
SHOW ME THE MONEY
12 April 2019
An amateur engages in an activity for the fun of it. It’s enjoyable. The bowling team from work, the week-end golfer, pick-up games at the ‘Y’ are all examples of amateurs loving what they do.
Professionals, on the other hand, get paid for what they do. They may or may not like the job. It isn’t necessarily fun. It’s WORK.
YOU are a PROFESSIONAL. You belong to a UNION of PROFESSIONALS.
Your union contract expires in FIVE MONTHS. Jack Cleveland Casino is not going to give you 20$-25$ an hour because it’s the right thing to do, or because they like you, or because you need it to live.
These next FIVE MONTHS will determine your worth. The past is in the past. The future has already begun from where you stand right now, at this moment. The ball is in your court.
Cut corners on Jack? Jack will cut corners on you.
Skate by and Jack will skate by you. Won’t even notice you.
Don’t care? Well, then Jack won’t care about you.
BUT, if you not only DO YOUR JOB, but you do it really well, in the most professional way expected; if you go the extra mile, like all real professionals do, if you S-H-I-N-E then that light will make Jack take notice and pressure Jack to keep you on their team of winners.
No one wants an ALL-PRO to walk; no one wants their SUPER STAR taking their talents to South Beach. Like I said, the ball is in your court. What are you going to do? CRY?…WHINE?…BEG?…or are you going to roll up your sleeves and show everyone what makes you special?
Unfortunately, Jack is not in the position to offer fifty-three individualized contracts. They will offer identical contracts to fifty-three individuals.
WE’RE A TEAM. Not unlike the New England Patriots, for example. All fifty-three of us must buy into this or it won’t work. All fifty-three of us must do our jobs as the professionals we are.
We have FIVE MONTHS to IMPRESS Jack Cleveland Casino with our PROFESSIONALISM! This isn’t like going on a diet and waiting till the last week before the family reunion to lose fifty pounds. It starts NOW. There will be people watching.
BE your BEST at all times.
WE WANT TO WIN.
WE WANT TO WIN EVERY GAME.
WE WANT TO LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FIELD.
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.
LET’S DO IT.
When everybody does their job and everybody does it well, the job is easier. It’s almost fun.
And the coaches are thrilled and Garry is thrilled and Marc is ecstatic.
And that is how we are going to get paid what we’re worth. And no one will begrudge it, because we won’t be hiding our worth or conserving our worth or sitting on our worth.
Our worthiness is absolutely necessary for Jack’s survival.
So when I look you in the eye:
And say “SHOW ME THE MONEY”, you’ll know that what I’m really saying is:
YOU’RE A PROFESSIONAL.
EVERY MINUTE YOU’RE IN THE BUILDING.
THIS IS THE WAY:
With PRIDE in your performance and PRIDE in being a member of the team is the WAY to WIN.
Officer Steve Davies-Tight, President, Local Union 141
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