Monday, April 11, 2011

“Job Security”

Look over there, on the other side of the midway. See those three young punks hassling the customers. Yeah, the ones that look like they belong in a juvenile detention center. I know what you’re thinking. Somebody should toss them out of here, but nobody will. You know why? ‘Cause they work here.
Does that comes as a surprise? It shouldn’t. Those boys are the professor’s nephews. Nepotism at its finest. He won’t fire them either. Says they bring a little spirit to the Carnival. Yeah, spirit, and crime sprees...
But that’s job security in our business. Us carnival folk are all related to somebody in the business. The booth’s and rides get passed down through the generations. The circus folk are like that too, so we got that in common.
Judge us however you want. Call us freaks and gypsies and vagabonds. We won’t deny it. We’re all those things, but more than that, we’re family.


  1. I really enjoyed todays write on the carnival of job security and how all are related as family somehow through the generations.

  2. Thanks for this post. I'd never thought about job security in these terms before. It's so accurate. In my hometown there is a group known as the Mornington Mafia - they only employ people from their 'clan'.(I don't know the correct term, but you get the gist) Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

  3. Oh... that makes sense. Nothing replaces the feeling of "family"--it implies trust, safety, relationship, fun...

    Great post!


  4. Thanks for you interesting post , I like it!

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  5. Nepotism exists in many areas. The way it is portrayed here sounds especially true.

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