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Clean Sweep Employee Newsletter March 2014 FromLauri’sDesk… Hidden Employee Number: Employee numbers are randomly hidden in the employee newsletter. If you find the number and it’s yours, you haveone week to contact the corporate office to claim your new t-shirt. Hello. My name is Jonathan Schiesser. I am the new Human Resources Recruiter at Jack’s. I am originally from a small town, Juneau, Wisconsin. Currently, I live in Green Bay. I served in the United States Army Reserve for 6 years as a Human Resources Specialist and as a Combatives instructor. While in the Reserves I also attended the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, where I majored in German and International business. During my time at UWGB I also traveled abroad to Beijing, China as an intern over a summer teaching English. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to learn more about all of you! I enjoy running. I play basketball and volleyball and I enjoy camping and golfing in the summertime. EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT March 2014 I don’t believe I have ever written about a vacation I went on but I spent last week in San Jose, Mexico. The reason I want to write about it is because I was so impressed with the staff at the resort. In fact I was so impressed that I wanted to bring them all home with me or start a janitorial company there. Their work ethic is absolutely amazing. I talked about it several times during the week. Everyone from the staff at the front desk to the store clerks to the custodians were not only friendly but extremely courteous on how they conducted themselves. I know the pay isn’t very good. I know they work a ton of hours. I know they have to clean up a lot of messes that people make. I definitely know they have to work in the heat because it was very hot there. But somehow they still manage to smile and do their job at a very high level. Their job is very similar to ours. It is all about customer service. So why did they stand out to me? To them I was one of their customers. Do we stand out to our customers in a positive way? If we don’t we need to. Our competition is always breathing down our backs but I can promise you if we stand out to our customers in a positive way we never need to worry about the competition. So no matter if you work in the office at Jack’s or in the field your position affects how our customers feel about us. Let’s make them feel good!
REMINDERS FROM H.R. A few important reminders: Requests for time off go through Scheduling. All requests are given consideration per the company’s time off policies as posted on the company website and/or the employee handbook. Per the company’s PTO and attendance policies, any employee with a record of excessive absenteeism (as defined in the employee handbook) will not be eligible for any pay increase, promotion or voluntary transfer until performance is brought to standard for a minimum of six (6) months. See the EMPLOYEE INFORMATION section of for more information.w.jacksmaintenance.com The employee section of the company website has been updated! Go to and click on the EMPLOYEE INFORMATION link in the upper right corner. This is where you’ll find: Answers to frequently asked questions Downloadable documents such as the employee handbook, PTO policy, accident reports, direct deposit enrollment forms and more Open positions and promotional opportunities within the company There is no login or password required to access this section of the website. Check back often for updated information. The company provides communication in English. Employees who may not understand written English communication should consult a third party for translation. Failure to do so does not invalidate any correspondence or policy or cause the employee to become exempt from any policy or rule. La compania proporciona una comunicacion en ingles. Los empleados que no pueden entender comunicacion escrita en ingles debe consultar a un tercer partido para la traduccion. No hacerlo asi no invalida cualquier correspondencia o politica o causar el empleado a ser exentos de cualquier politica o regla. A call Q step by step process can be put on the back of your Jack’s identification badge. Please contact the business office if you would like a new badge printed with this information directly on the back. We will also update any photos at this time or the photo we have saved can be used. Please DON’T FORGET to save your check stubs. They come in handy for energy assistance, mortgages, and other vital income verifications. The dates of July 7 th thru July 18 th are no longer available for 1 st shift Commercial PTO or Furlough days. 2 nd shift Commercial is filling fast for the week of July 14 th thru July 20 th (Rock USA).
RECIPE CORNER :RECIPE CORNER : MARCH ANNIVERSARIES: Doua Thao 19 Daniel Loberger 15 Bruce Sampson 13 Gessi Giongo 12 Jesse Douglas 8 Christopher Braun7 Jay Kunstman 7 Kha Lor 7 Richard Goodacre Jr. 6 Alethea Rolf 6 Nikki Hine 5 Amanda Kaladic 5 Jason Moua 5 Jose Banos 4 Michael Landgraf 4 Michael Ritchie 4 Michael Stark 4 Jeffrey Stohl 4 Scott Bork 3 Nancy Czeskleba 3 Paige Gebert 3 Michael Van Heuklon 3 Lisa Pitzen 2 David Wichman 2 Alisa Becher 1 Jaimie Bradley 1 Cassandra Brooks 1 Kris Brotherton 1 James Deyoung 1 Joshua Heisig 1 David Koehler 1 Maria Navis Quiroga 1 Susanne Parman 1 Darelynn Polfuss 1 Alex Recha 1 Sierra Robinson 1 Brent Smeaton 1 Joyce Tafolla Lopez 1 MARCH BIRTHDAYS: Jose Banos Nicholas Caldwell Ronald Clements Jesse Douglas Donna Ehrfurth Joseph Elsinger Anthony Flatoff Jennifer Gwinn Roger Klenke Maria Leon Bernal Daniel Loberger Thomas Martzahl Wendy Mattison Cynthia Morth Syphachanh Phanith Jamie Plainse Peggy Rew Chad Richey Luis Santos Hernandez Breant Smeaton Irene Soto Jan Tetzlaff Maria Trejo Patrick Wallin Douglas Weidner Corned Beef and Cabbage Health Tip: Include the right fats in your diet. Eat healthy fats from nuts and seeds, avocados, fatty fish (salmon, sardines), and olive and canola oils. These are good sources of vitamin E, heart-healthy omega-3, and monounsaturated fat. March is National Nutrition Month Beef, Mushroom and Green Bean Stir-Fry Ingredients: 6 ounces thin rice noodles 2 tablespoons canola oil 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, caps sliced, 3/4-inch thick 8 ounces green beans, halved crosswise 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cornstarch Black pepper 1 pound sirloin steak, sliced 1/2-inch thick Directions: Place the noodles in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water and let sit for 15 minutes; drain and return to the bowl. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, tossing, for 2 minutes. Add the green beans and cook, tossing, until the beans are just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the ginger and toss to combine. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the noodles (reserve the skillet) and toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey and 1 tablespoon water. In a medium bowl, combine the cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the beef and toss to coat. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook just until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with the noodles and vegetables. Yield: 4 servings
MARCH KUDOS Kudos to Pete Marcelle for stepping up and helping in the schools as an engineer sub. Sandy Starr Kudos to Jacob Klapps for coming in on his day off, Friday 2/8/14, to help when we were short staffed. Ben Weyenberg Kudos to Carmen Irenn, who works at East High School. Jim Fassbender brought to my attention that Carmen noticed some people in the school during the evening hours when no one should have been there. She reported this to Jim and he was able to look into it. Kudos to Ray Becher, who works at Foster Elementary, Jim Fassbender was very happy with the way Ray handled an event in his school. He had everything set up for them to start the event, and he also took the event down before he went home. Kudos to Terry Strickland. Thanks for helping me cover open areas in the schools. You were a big help and when I had to call you more than once you did not hesitate to say yes…even though you had already worked your eight hours! Sandy Starr Thank you, Randy Martin, for going the extra step 6871 and staying out to help others during the busy nights. We can always count on you when we need the help late at night as well as early morning. Jason Huss PM Supervisor Thank you, Wendy Tessen, for covering the extra open hours at your building for the past 2 weeks. It’s really been a big help to me! Jason Huss PM Supervisor Thanks, Danny Culver, for jumping in at a moments notice to help me and any anyone else who needs it. It truly is a big help, especially in the winter months! Jason Huss PM Supervisor Kudos to Maria Serna, for doing an awesome job at Madison school! The engineer commented on how great her area always looks! Sandy Starr Thank you for keeping up with our busy facility! I know that every area takes a beating and your team continues to do a wonderful job making our building look bright and new again each morning! Please pass along to Jim Dedecker and Scott Reynolds, who worked during our Father/Daughter Dance how much we value their work in our facility! We know that we don’t make it easy for them with the events that we hold here and we certainly don’t tell them “thank you” enough. Their positive approach and hard work is so appreciated! Sharon Johnson, Executive Director, Heart of the Valley YMCA. A huge kudos to Jean Schroeder at Schreiber Foods. Thanks for all your hard work..It doesn't go unnoticed. Colleen and Stacy A staff member from Plexus Appleton Two called Lauri to say, “Miquel Delarosa does a great job for us and we would like to thank him for his hard work” Good job Miquel Kudos to Rhonda Eggers who went out of her way to find a missing gold, diamond earring. Rosie Mathers, Washington YMCA. MARCH BOGGLE PUZZLE BGFX HSGU PLJN ATEI