|Governor Scott Serves Donuts on his First ‘Let’s Get to Work’ DayThis week I participated in my first ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day. Resurrecting a tradition that began in 1977 by former Governor and United State Senator Bob Graham, ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Days mirror Governor Graham’s program by experiencing “the lives of ordinary Floridians firsthand by working their jobs.” About once a month, I will continue this great tradition by working side by side with Florida residents. I hope that these work days are beneficial to all and I know that I will learn a great deal in this process.
Like many of you, I have worked hard my entire life. As the son of a truck driver and a JC Penny’s clerk, my family often struggled financially. As a young man I held every job from cleaning telephone booths to delivering newspapers. I was always proud of the jobs I had and learned valuable lessons from each one I was fortunate to hold. My goal as Governor is to be sure that every Floridian has the same opportunity to get a job and live the American Dream.
For my first few ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Days, I will relive some of the jobs that I held as a young man. My first major foray into business was when my wife Ann and I bought two donut shops in Kansas City for my mother, Esther, to manage. With this in mind, I worked side by side with the great employees at Nicola’s Donuts and Bakery in Tampa. I would like to thank everyone at Nicola’s for making my first ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day a success.
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