Thursday, August 21, 2008
A happy farewell...
|For many of you business owners you understand the importance and value of retaining top notch employees, they are what our success is built upon. Especially us entrepreneurs, who built our business with blood, sweat and tears, not to mention sleepless nights and pleading calls to family and friends promising you will pay them back. So the people that take those beginning steps with you as you build your business and venture on this unknown journey are more than just employees, they are family.
Recently I had to say a happy farewell to one of my family members, Conrad Smith, Sole Technology’s first employee to retire. Actually it was more like aloha, he left in style, moving to Waikiki beach to enjoy the surf and sun and can I blame him?
I think back to those beginning days and can’t believe 15 years have gone by. Here at Sole Technology, we have employees who have been with the company for 10 years or more, and many who are well on their way, helping us reach success. Our first retiree marked a momentous moment and reminded me of how important it is to value, cultivate and reward commitment and hard work in the workplace, which is what we do here at Sole Technology. I can’t wait to see what the next 15 will bring.