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12 Days of Christmas Stories- Day 12

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I’m Heather, and I’m one of the story lovers here in our Vision Family. Today marks 12 days until Christmas, and I’m ready to share some Merriment with you all once again. I often say that my mom is my super-hero (I did just yesterday, in fact!), and that’s because she is! In 1985, she drafted her first business plan and established Temporary Assets here in Rogers, MN. It’s been 33 years and we’re still having fun, and living and breathing her philosophy that started it all ….”One Person at a Time”

This fall I had the opportunity to listen to Mel Robbins speak and it was definitely a treat. She touched on how we all think of ourselves as unique or special; maybe we have a learning challenge, perhaps we have dietary restrictions, or a special certificate that sets us apart, or if you’re like my sister you have two different color eyes! We’re all so focused on being different that it’s become divisive and instead of coming together, we push ourselves apart. Regardless of where we’re at in life, Mel argues that there is one thing we ALL have in common – we all want to feel like we matter.

Throughout the year I keep my ears tuned for stories and moments of when we’ve done just that – make others feel that they matter. Here are just a few to get us started….

  • Casey came to us in July and we LOVED meeting with him. He did disclose a condition to us that would essentially require him needing some extra time to get trained in before he would be successful. We had multiple interviews with him, very frank and honest conversations together and with the client, and lo and behold, he has been pulling off 50+ hour weeks and THRIVING. Our client LOVES his positive attitude and personality and considers him to be “such a winner” – we do too!
  • An employee recently called us because she was being evicted from her home (under no circumstances she could control) and she couldn’t stay focused at work. We acted quickly and got her a list of resources for her and she said, “thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me and my family. It means so much to me to know in a moment like this there are people that can help”
  • In September we received a phone call from Jim, who was recently hired on at our client: “I have worked for a lot of staffing agencies in the past but this is the only staffing agency I’m going to actually miss. You have treated me very well and helped so much when my wife was sick you were all so supportive. Please send me texts checking in once in a while just to say hi.”
  • Jackie sits at our front desk in Rogers and interacts with everyone that comes through our Rogers office. In March we were on site at a customer for a Star Performer. While recognizing a current employee, a former employee of ours that was hired on a couple years ago walked up to her and said hello by name. She was honored to have been remembered, and we were proud to hear that he’s still there achieving continued success!
  • Preston took the time out of his Saturday to come to our job fair we hosted this spring. I’ll never forget him that day, wearing a bowtie – he was dressed to impress. We met up again in person for a longer interview face to face, and we met him on campus at his school since he didn’t have a car to meet at our office. He was so grateful and appreciative for us meeting up with him, we knew our time was well spent and invested and it made all the difference.

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Heather

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