April Employee of the Month

30 Apr

Every month we pick an employee of the month.  The employee of the month is someone who works hard and meets or exceeds our employee expectations. These expectations include:

  • following directions
  • having a positive attitude
  • practicing good customer service including making eye contact & smiling
  • wearing a uniform when scheduled to work
  • washing their hands before working and practicing proper food handling
  • increasing knowledge of prices & products
  • Making an effort to learn money math skills including adding purchases, making change and using a cash register

This month, Marlena Williams, was our employee of the month.

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Marlena is one of our happiest employees. She is always smiling, joking and making everyone laugh.  She has learned a lot over the past year. She understands that to be a good employee, it is important to have a good attitude even if you might not feel like working.  She knows all of the store’s prices and can ring up purchases on our cash register.

Marlena said, “I like working at the Swanky Swine because I get to work with my friends.  I also really like wearing the shirt.  My favorite thing is doing the cashier so I can learn how to give out money to the customers.”

Marlena commented that the the hardest thing about work is “when the kids (the customers)  try to rush me and everybody wants this and that right now. It’s ok though,  I just say wait your turn and I’ll help you when I’m done.”

She also talked about how she learned to handle the stress of working a busy shift.  “When I’m stressed out I tell myself in my mind to stay calm and don’t worry and all that other stuff  and most of the time that helps.”

Congratulations Marlena!


3 Responses to “April Employee of the Month”

  1. Melissa Tremblay April 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Congratulations Marlena!!!

  2. Tina Kingshill May 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    So proud of my niece Marlena! You go girl! Love you, Aunt Tina in Texas

  3. sally norris May 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    i love marlenas smile

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