Work that helps others helps me

by Sophia, CCWF
I work for Prison Industry Authority at the Dental Lab making dental prostheses for other prisoners all over the state. I started out earning 30 cents per hour. We get raised periodically and can earn up to 95 cents an hour.
Doing the job that I do here makes me feel good about myself because I know I am doing something productive. Just knowing that I am a part of making something that can boost someone’s self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves makes a difference to me. After someone gets the finished product, they are able to smile and being able to smile can help one feel like they can accomplish anything.
I have also received one certificate in Simplifying Posterior Dental Anatomy and I am working on my next one. That could mean one day getting a good job in a dental lab,
I am doing time but I refuse to waste it.