Friday, September 20, 2013

Three in a Row -- It Must Be the Year of the Jessica!

Salem, MA.

In the past month we have awarded three outstanding achievement awards to three members of our Hawthorne Hotel TEAM, and each one of them is named Jessica.

First we had Jessica Herrick, aka "Yes-sica", and then Jessica Ash, and now we have Jessica Wright, whose nickname should be Jessica "Right" because she is always right on it, whatever "it" might be.  Three "Jessica's" in a row, and now I think we have them all covered, although that was never the plan!

Jessica Wright started out her career here at the Hawthorne Hotel by working for me as my part-time administrative assistant, and she was absolutely top-notch in that key role.  However, I only need a part-time person, and Jessica was after a full-time position, so when the job of Sales Department Administrative Position became available, I encouraged her to apply for it, and I encouraged Thomas MacDonald to consider Jess.  She did, and he did, and as they say, "the rest is history."

Now, just about six months later she has become an indispensable part of the entire team in the Sales and Catering Department.  As Thomas said when we were presenting her award, she is like the TV character from the hit sit-com of quite a few years ago, "Radar O'Reilly, who would always anticipate just what piece of paper, report or whatever that his CO would need and would be handing it to his boss just as he was thinking about asking for it."

Of course Jess is way too young to know what Thomas was referring to, so now she will probably need to watch some "MASH" episodes on "YouTube" to see!

In any case, we are very appreciative of all that Jessica does for the entire team, and here are the photos of our presentation:

Left to right:  Karen O'Kane, Director of Catering; Jessica Wright, Full-time Employee of the Month for August; Thomas MacDonald, Director of Sales; and though the wind was pretty fierce, but we had to get a shot with Claire Kallelis, Assistant General Manager, as well.

Please join me in congratulating Jessica "Right" Wright on this well-deserved award.

I hope to see you here.


Special thanks to Andy Seidel for taking these photos.

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