BJ'S BLOG 03/06/13 "Good Guy Terrance Ganaway"
Yesterday on the show, we read an awesome story about what an NFL rookie is doing in the off season.
24-year-old Terrance Ganaway is a rookie running back for the Saint Lewis Rams and makes almost 400 grand a year. Even though he makes a lot of money, during the off season, he works for minimum wage in a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Texas. He does everything from making sandwiches to delivering orders.
So this young NFL athlete is working for minimum wage in the service industry even thought he makes ridiculous amounts of money…why? He says it’s to stay out of trouble.
He said, “I just wanted to stay fit, stay out of trouble, and really just try to save money and not spend a lot of money. So I just jokingly tweeted that I needed a job in Waco. Was anyone hiring?"
An employee for Jimmy Johns responded to the tweet saying they were hiring so Ganaway applied and was hired.
He also said, “My No. 1 job is being an NFL player. So don’t get it confused as to me working at Jimmy John’s has me lazy. ... I know what I have to do. I know how to get in shape and I know what it takes to perform at a high level. Really, Jimmy John’s is just to keep me out of trouble in all the down time we have in the offseason.”
He is 24-years-old…how can anyone not look up to this guy. There are people who think there are certain jobs that are beneath them so seeing someone who makes this much money cleaning tables, taking orders for minimum wage is refreshing.
It is so hard to get some young people to work hard in a position in the service industry like this. It’s not a lot of money and it’s an entry level job which is meant for that age group but here is a NFL player who is willing to do this.
He is going to get so much value from working this job; his work ethic will increase and he will learn the value of money and it will carry on into everything he does.
I think Ganaway will be fine and will never have to worry about blowing all the money he makes in the NFL because he has a good head on his shoulders.
He is an example for all young adults on how to be honorable and how to have a good work ethic.