We are happy to announce that Marilou is our new Employee of the Month!
Marilou was nominated for the Shining Star by her supervisor who thought her actions were worthy of recognition. Marilou was scheduled for PTO on Friday, September 2nd. On Thursday evening (around 9 PM), Linda called Marilou to tell her that her father was terminally ill and in the hospital. As the clerical coordinator, Marilou arranges coverage schedules at the switchboard. Linda told Marilou that she knew coverage was scarce so she would come in to cover, as scheduled, if necessary. Marilou told Linda that she would come in and work the shift so that Linda could be with her father and family.
Marilou went above and beyond her duties as coordinator by volunteering to work during her PTO. This not only allowed Linda to be with her father during his final hours (he passed away on Friday), but also prevented the last minute juggling of secretarial support staff amongst the other departments for coverage.
Marilou is being recognized as a team player who made the decisions that had to be made to ensure coverage for the agency switchboard. She knew her supervisor was not able to be reached and so she offered her services to resolve the situation.
We appreciate Marilou’s actions. Her thoughtfulness helped her co-worker and the agency.