Today I am celebrating my 12th anniversary with W L May! I have had my share of different jobs in my life and this is the longest I've ever been in one place and I don't plan on leaving.
One of the things that have made this place not just a job, but I feel as if it is my home. When I took this job I knew absolutely NOTHING about appliance parts. I've always been up to a challenge and one of my first trainers, Todd Kane, was one of those people with an encyclopedic memory and could look at a part and know what it was, what it did, what the part number was and where it was in the warehouse. I wanted to be like Todd! And the fact that some of the older techs thought women belonged in front of appliances to cook and clean for them, not helping to fix them, made me push myself to learn as much as I could. I am constantly learning every day and it is never boring.
Brad Cantor is another one I have to thank - after my training with Todd at the front counter I was put back in the sales force and Brad trained me in the W L May way of selling appliance parts. He has been and always will be my go-to person for help - in both as a co-worker and an unofficial big brother that I never had. Sing on Allman Brothers!
And all the other people here that are as much family as co-workers - we are a family here and we help, argue, support, tease, work and play together as much as my biological family does. And to my customers that have made me a part of their lives also.
And last, but definately not least, Shar Stuart, for believing in me and welcoming me into the W L May family - supporting me, letting me cry on her shoulder and just being a friend. I couldn't ask for a better boss if I tried.
So, Happy Anniversay to me and thank you all!
Have a great week!