WORK-RELATED QUALITIES I LEARNED FROM MY DAD
For me, this time of year is not only special because of father’s day, but also because it’s my dad’s birthday. So in honor of those two very special occasions, I want to dedicate this blog entry to my dear father, Joe Rosa. I want to share 3 things that he taught me about work and that to this day, I still apply everyday. Ever since I can remember, my dad has always been a hard worker. He always had a job and he always provided for our family. He joined and served the US Marines from 1972-1976. Upon completion of his duty with the Marines, he moved to Puerto Rico. He took a few courses in tourism and customer service and started to work in the hotel industry. He served as supervisor and manager in the top hotels in Puerto Rico. He was constantly recognized for his amazing customer service and dedication. I have always admired his ability to get along with anyone he meets. Here are the 3 most important things I learned from dad with regards to work:
People Skills- this is probably the one I value the most. Like I said, the man has an admirable ability to talk to and get along with anyone. He always took customer service to the highest levels and went above and beyond to ensure customers were always happy. Seeing him interact with people was always a pleasure because he always knew what to say and when to say it. Any and all people skills I have, I’ve learned from daddy.
Hard worker- no matter what job my dad had, he always gave his absolute best. I remember that he was constantly recognized at work for exceeding expectations and for going the extra mile. My dad taught me that nothing in life comes easy and that hard work pays off--it’s very possible he doesn't even know that he taught me this, but he did.
Don’t take yourself too seriously: my dad’s sense of humor is one of my favorite things about him. No matter what’s going, he always tries to make the people around him laugh. I don’t know if I would consider myself funny, but if I have even an inch of funny in me, it definitely comes from dad. He’s sense humor has helped me understand that even at work, I should not take myself too seriously and that I should always find time to laugh.
My daddy is now retired but all the things I learned through him are still alive in me. I love you daddy and I am forever grateful to you for all the things you unknowingly taught me.
Happy Father's day!!!