Employment Files: Jon

Employment Files: Jon


While dining at the Sirloin Stockade Jon learned of a job opening in dish-washing and decided to apply. He got the job! Within the first three months of employment, Jon’s fast-paced positive attitude and dependability earned him a raise. He enjoys working at the restaurant and being a contributing member of a team. He and his co-workers work together to stay on task and keep the restaurants stocked with clean dishes and cooking equipment. He takes pride in what he does, and owners Adam and Lisa Carver have recognized his dedication to their business. Do you like your job? I love my job. What do you like about it? What i like most about it is the people. I love working for Mr. and Mrs. Carver, they’re very good people to work for. Thank you, I appreciate that. No problem. He comes in every day with a sense of enthusiasm and just gives it a hundred percent. If I ask him to do something, he doesn’t h esitate, he gets out there and takes care of it. He takes pride in doing a good job. I noticed how much pride he takes in what he does, he was just out there sweeping up cigarette butts and making sure we got every single one of them. He’s just – I told him I spent 20 years in the restaurant industry, John, and if every one of my employees as much pride as you in doing their work, I’d still be in the restaurant industry. What do you like about working with the other guys back there? They’re pretty easy to get along with. That’s the main thing. They’re very understanding about if I end up doing something wrong, they will help me out or if I’m doing it the wrong way, they would show me which way to do it. The neatest part is to see them eventually – you hate to do it but eventually move on to some bigger and better things and whether it be with us or if there’s another opportunity. Then they come back as families, and it is really neat. John’s employment at the Sirloin Stockade have given him a lot of independence. Within the first three months, he earned a raise, which allowed him to purchase a car and lease an apartment. Jon plans to start college next semester. The relationship we build with our employees and the opportunity we have as employers to hopefully impact them in their life. And see them grow and develop and obviously in Jon’s case. It’s extra special to see that we can help him and see him grow and improve. The one thing I would say is… You’re only limited by what your mindset is. I would say it doesn’t matter if you have disabilities or any other problems. If you’re willing and determined enough to do anything and you have the determination to get it done, then you will succeed.

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