The Olde Towne Pet Resort held our Quarterly Employee Appreciation events on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 to honor our employees. It is all about them and the magic that they do every day to ensure our pets have wonderful experiences while they are with us.
In Springfield, we honored Ben Ramserran, Bather, as our Employee of the Quarter. Ben received many accolades from his co-workers who made an excellent nomination in honoring Ben’s consistent and positive work attitude. He is always willing to assist pet care after his bathing duties are completed. He is willing to help with all tasks including snow shoveling. Ben is approaching his one year anniversary in September. Honorable mentions were Christina Fry and Liz Allen. Both received multiple glowing nominations as well.
In Dulles, we honored Carolyn Geis, Pet Care Associate, as our Employee of the Quarter. Carolyn is approaching her one year anniversary with Olde Towne Pet Resort in August. She began her career training in Springfield and was a member of the Dulles resort’s opening team. Carolyn is passionate when providing care for our pets. Congratulations to Carolynn for her outstanding work.
Town Hall messages were delivered by the respective General Managers, Dixie Eng and Ellen Haynes. Recognition of Employees of the Quarter and paychecks and tips were distributed.
In Springfield, the employees elected to have another pot luck meal. With specialties like tamales, hot buffalo chicken dip, homemade cheese cakes, tres leches cake, and more yummy delectables. The supervisors who attended the last session of PetSaver® Pet CPR, First Aid and Care classes were presented with their certificates of training.
Last year the managers got dunked in the dunk tank. This year everyone got soaked in a friendly game of hot potato water balloon style. Prizes were given to the last one standing in each team without breaking a balloon. Afterwards, everyone got soaked.
In Dulles, the staff enjoyed an Ice Cream Social with all the fixings and a water balloon toss. Fun was had by all.
The Springfield team challenges the Dulles team to a football game this fall and the Dulles team accepts. Game on!
Olde Towne Pet Resort recognizes associates on a quarterly and annual basis for outstanding service. Employees participate through a nomination process at each location. The Employee of the Quarter receives a certificate of recognition and a check for $250 in recognition.
In addition to recognition and honoring a co-worker, employees come together for a luncheon and fellowship with employees who they may not see on a regular basis due to shift work. Olde Towne Pet Resort is staffed 24/7 to provide services for our guests and their owners.