Every once in a while, we get an email from a past employee. It's always nice to hear from the old timers.
One memorable email was from a few years ago. We heard from a college student who was staying up half the night, trying to remember the last of our four cornerstones (she had three of them nailed).
This week, we heard from a recent alumna, Macy ...
This message is for everyone who works with the awesome Holiday World Employees. I was on the Lifeguard staff there several years ago. At the beginning of 2005 I was lucky enough to continue my already rewarding advertising sales career by moving from Evansville to a larger market, Dayton, Ohio.
This past weekend we had our annual country concert. We had three national recording artists perform and around 40,000 listeners in a local park for the day. It was a 12-hour day including set up and tear down and temperatures reached 96 degrees. I was in a soda sales booth and with the temperatures the way they were, we had a line all day. We ran out of bottled water twice. Needless to say, it was a very stressful situation.
I have forwarded you a message from the General Manager of our radio station. I have Holiday World to thank for all of the "people skills" I used and the patience required to keep a positive attitude on Saturday. This isn't the first time I've noticed the work ethic and integrity I gained in my job at Holiday World helping me in my career. Please know that all of the time you spend training your employees lasts much longer than just a summer or two and your employees are truly lucky to be working at Holiday World.
Keep up the Exceptional Work!
...and here's the email from her General Manager:
You were great Saturday. The first Day in the Country can be so overwhelming - and you were in one of the most stressful areas. However, every time I saw you, you had a smile on your face - even during teardown.
Were you on drugs?
Thank you so much for your hard work and your attitude - I appreciate it.
...and finally, Macy's postscript to us:
P.S. No, I was not on drugs!