Over the last 2 weeks, I have a new appreciation for employers that take care of their employees. I work part-time (1 or 2 days a week) at WAWA. It is fun and I love interacting with the public. I should have known right from the beginning that they were a good company/ store. When I was interviewed, I explained that I was a Direct Sales consultant and needed flexibility including the fact that I needed every Monday and Tuesday off to spend time with my hubby. After I set out all my “limits”, they hired me and welcomed me with open arms. I started in January and over the last few months have averaged about 2 days a week.
When my hubby got sick, I called the GM and explained that I needed that 1 night off that I was scheduled. She granted it to me and after she heard why I couldn’t work, she offered me a leave of absence to take care of things. Over the last 2 weeks, I have kept Christine posted and she has been very understanding. Last Friday, when I came home from the hospital – a basket of flowers were delivered. Just what I needed after a long week and the start of a long holiday weekend knowing that my hubby was staying in the hospital. When I called to thank her – the response “I take care of my girls”.
After having a procedure on Tuesday, Rob came home from the hospital last night. When I got up this morning, at the front door was a box from “Internal Care” at WAWA. They sent me a thinking of you gift – 2 Timberline fleece blankets with a handwritten note. WOW!
The kindness showed by WAWA and their staff made me realize that it is important that I do things like this for my team/ downline. Okay, so I am not saying that I need to go to a big expense to show my appreciation but even small random acts of kindness can mean the most to some people.
When you are a Direct Sales consultant and have a team – you are like an EMPLOYER. You need to remember that without them, you would not have your title or some of your income. Show them you care – send a card, send a candy bar, post some kind words on Facebook – just let them know you are thinking about them.
Random acts of kindness can make a person’s day – Have a ThirtyOne-derful day.