My mom works at Superstore Whitehorse, and I would like to mention her outstanding work ethic and total dedication she has towards her great employer in the Yukon.
First off, I have never seen too many employees who make it a habit to arrive early, and leave late. Most of the time she walks to work. This reflects a dedication of its own. Cold of winter, windy, dusty, wet, and the ability to run the gauntlet of cigarette moochers as well.
Mom always greets customers and fellow employees with a smile; you can see it from a mile, no matter how much her feet hurt, or any precarious situation that is lingering. After about five years of total dedication, and loyalty above all, she has taken only four sick days, and to date has never been late for a shift. She told me one time that she is from the old school as far as her work goes.
Mom even helps the old folks with groceries to their car, and always with a smile. She has this uncanny ability to calm just about any situation, and have customers go on there merry way with a smile as well. I was told working the front end of Superstore can be a nightmare on any street.
The size of the store is about average size all over Canada, only problem is the rest of Canada has what we call population, people to hire, and the total population of the Yukon is about 30,000 – this includes children, retired folks, folks that work for the Terrified Gov., and assorted sled dogs.
This is why Mom works hard. Some call it picking up the slack.
So next time you are at the store, and see a gal with the great smile, you will know who she is. If I was ever an undercover boss, I would send Mom to any place on this earth she wanted to go. Mom loves me very much, we walk together often. Keep up the great job, Naomi, and keep smiling, and just maybe the whole world will smile with you.