Okay. We’ve started something new here at the Hostel. It’s a monthly prize for the “Employee of the Month” (Eat your heart out McDonald’s!)
At first it seemed kind of silly (like the way McDonald’s does it); however, on a rethink, it’s a pretty good idea.
It is a reward and recognition of a worker who will put in that little extra effort contributing to the success of the hostel.
The first award was given to Wouter (or Walter), a South African/Canadian (a dual citizen) who has worked for us since his arrival from South Africa last year.
Why did the staff vote for Wouter?
Perhaps because there has never been a time when he has refused a shift. Or because there has never been a task too onerous for him to tackle.
Wouter (Walter) has always accepted any job assigned to him without complaint and then quietly goes about his work quietly and efficiently.
Well done Wouter! You’re going to be a tough act to follow!
Oh yes, the prize? Wouter received 10 tickets to the Cineplex Theatres, located right across the street from the hostel. He can choose from a dozen different movies every week.p>