All posts tagged: uplifting

Seattle boss raises entire company’s minimum wage to $70,000

April 15, 2015 I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this amazing boss, but this guy is a true hero for his company. Wish more and more owners would step up to the plate for their employees, right? There’s no reason a CEO should be making $1 million a year when their employees are barely making ends meet. Just my opinion, but owners tend to forget who helped them build and grow their company. I plan to be in a position to do this exact same thing for my own staff one day. Mark my words! ~Hospitality Shero After hearing about a study that claimed income — to a certain level — directly affects one’s emotional well-being, the founder of a Seattle-based credit card processing company announced Monday that he will take a large salary cut so he can increase the pay for each employee to at least $70,000 a year. The New York Times reported that Dan Price, the head of Gravity Payments, told his 120-person staff about the plan after talking to friends …

Dog Vs Cat: Cute ‘Ninja’ Kitten Shows Doberman Who’s Boss

April 1, 2015 Like, seriously? If you don’t laugh, or even SMILE, at this video, you need to have your human card taken away. lol I had two dogs, Prince and Bandit, and Prince (the brown one) was just like the kitten…not recognizing his smaller size and chasing down German Shepherds and horses (from a previous neighbor)! I miss all of my pets (7 birds and 2 dogs) so I get my pet fix through these videos (and visiting pet stores!). Funny, the dog’s name is Bishop (Looking sideways at my readers…) Check it out: Well, did you laugh or smile? I still chuckle at this video! Pets are so special! Until next time, y’all… ~Hospitality Shero

Photo of the Week: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

March 26, 2015 Last week, my boyfriend and I traveled to Washington, D.C. from Atlanta, GA, for business. Unfortunately we were both sick and unable to do much by way of sightseeing. HOWEVER, I had never been to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. It was LITERALLY in the backyard of our hotel, the Sheraton. Needless to say, we both mustered up enough strength to make the extremely short drive over there. So glad we did! One of the first places I wanted to see, which ended up being the last, due to our wanting to see the “changing of the guards”, was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What an amazing and honored experience! Here’s a little bit of history: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the …

Uplifting: Waiter gets the ultimate tip from a generous customer: See his brand-new smile

March 11, 2015 Who loves “feel good” stories? I don’t know about YOU, but I absolutely LOVE feel good stories!!! They show me that there is still a little bit of humanity left in this crazy world we live in. When I came across this article yesterday, I knew that I HAD to post it. Hopefully, it inspires others to give back, without having their own hand out in return! đŸ™‚ This is what GIVING BACK is all about: A waiter at a Wichita, Kansas diner has a good reason to smile these days. After years of painful dental problems, Brian Maixner is getting thousands of dollars of work done on his teeth—all without paying a penny, thanks to a generous diner who wanted to help. Timirie Shibley, who owns the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita with her husband, told TODAY.com that no one is more deserving of the grand gesture than Maixner. “He’s one of those employees you wish you had six of,” Shibley said. “His whole mission is to please people as quickly as …

Quote of the Week: Strength

March 10, 2015 So, what’s it going to be? Are you going to take life lying down? Are you going to wallow in self-pity and self-misery? Orrrrrr…. Are you going to dig deep down inside for the strength that YOU know YOU have, and pull through whatever you’re going through? Stand tall! The choice is yours! Until next time, y’all… ~Hospitality Shero

Our Very Own Employee Saves a Condominium Resident from an Assault!

February 18, 2015 True story. One of our employees, who shall remain anonymous, was working in a luxury condo building when this crime took place. Mind you, he is one of our newest hires, just a few months with us, which makes this all the more special!!! So glad to have him as part of the team! The good ones are like diamonds in the rough! Original article, which was featured in the Washington Post, a major D.C. area newspaper: Concierge stops man lurking behind plant from assaulting woman A concierge came to the rescue Tuesday morning when a woman was assaulted by a man lurking in the vestibule of her apartment building. The 20-year-old woman stepped into the entrance way of her building in the 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard at 8:05 a.m. to check whether her Uber driver had arrived, Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. A man who had been standing behind a potted bamboo plant in the vestibule grabbed her from behind. A concierge in the lobby of the building saw …

Cats Welcoming Home Soldiers….a must see!

February 11, 2015 Awwww, what a glorious moment. Soldiers coming home and being reunited with their beloved pets! You would think that would be a beautiful thing, huh? Do you even KNOW a cat’s behavior? No? Boy, are YOU in for a treat! Check out the evidence: …and to think I had high hopes of spending $1200 just to be ignored for the next 12+ years. Wow. Anybody have a cat and can testify to the behavior in the video? Speak up now. Help out a reader before they go and do something drastic because they want an animal to love them. (lol) Admit it…you laughed, too! Until next time… ~Hospitality Shero *Read the article in its entirety here.

‘Hire me’ Graduate is Back with a New Sign

January 28, 2015 After 300 unsuccessful job applications 22-year-old Alfred Ajani’s search for work had become “depressing”. So much so that he decided he needed “do something different”, heading down to the UK’s busiest train station with a sign asking passers-by for a job. It worked. Alfred was inundated with offers and started work as a PR manager within weeks. Now he’s back at London Waterloo, but with a different sign. This time it has “Now I’m hiring” printed on it. “I went back to the exact same spot,” he told Newsbeat. “I’ve already had more than 90 CVs to go through.” The 22-year-old was offered a job at a recruitment consultants shortly after his stunt last August. Now he says he wants to give something back. “More people are going to university and a degree is less relevant,” he said. Alfred graduated from Coventry University “I wanted a degree to mean something again.” “Tuition fees went up the year or two after I went to uni, so kids are paying a lot of money …