After only three weeks of working at Southgate Coins, our newest team member, Jessica, got to experience one of the best perks of working here—a birthday celebration! Read on to see how the party progressed.
Nicole and I (Maya) have become so accustomed to birthday festivities that we forget most places do not honor employees when their birthdays come around. But Southgate is different. When we process a new-hire’s paperwork, one of the first pieces of information we hone in on is their birth date. With Jessica, we were surprised to find out that her birthday (which is actually on July 28) was only fifteen days after her first day on the job. We had to get cracking!
Thankfully, little Jessica has made it easy for us to get to know her, and we’re even seeing a quiet, dry humor emerging in her as she learns the ropes around the store—which Nicole and I more than welcome. Keeping with tradition, we set up her computer station this morning with Happy Birthday signs, a balloon, and miniature planted roses. When she walked in and saw the decorations, we were pleased to hear a genuine, “Awwwww, thank you!” from her.
Now here’s Nicole to tell you about the rest of Jessica’s special day:
As a busy day full of customers and the continuation of training began to wrap up, Rusty, Marie, and Maya suddenly surprised Jessica with the sounds of birthday horns, while we were working on the opposite side of the store. Jessica soon discovered a beautifully decorated vanilla and chocolate cream cheese cake, candles already lit. After pictures with the birthday girl, it wasn’t long until we were digging into the cake, tasting just as amazing as it looked! It even had chocolate decorations and raspberries to top it. Along with vanilla ice cream and a card from us all, Jessica’s simple and sweet 24th birthday at Southgate Coins was a success.
It’s pleasing to see how much Jessica has already absorbed working here—even for the short time she has—and after her birthday celebration we not only wish her a great birthday weekend, but that she sees how great it truly is to work at a place like Southgate, only hoping we are able to share many more memories like this with you!
-Maya and Nicole