Watch the Front for an Hour

Tell us about a time when you were left on your own, to fend for yourself in an overwhelming situation — on the job, at home, at school. What was the outcome?

Source: Sink or Swim | The Daily Post

I was told to watch the front for an hour when I was 17 working at the Alpha Beta Service Deli bakery. I had people telling me I was far too young to be in charge. Everything seemed to go wrong, but I survived. When in charge of people thenceforward, I decided to never do that. Fostering people’s growth while protecting them is a far better way to go about training them than sink or swim.