Persistence can be a great asset sometimes. Months ago, an indigenous local who lived next door to us came daily with his small catch of the day, which we dutifully bought off of him. Everyday, he would ask the same question,: “Hay Trabajo?” Is their work? Time after time we politely declined his request for work, saying we had all the staff we needed. One day though, his persistence won us over, as we had a special project we needed to have done.
Impressed with the vigor he went at his work, Chef Ben, dubbed him “Terminator,” and he was invited back to help wash dishes the next night. Eberto Sam, or “Terminator” as we still call him today has never let the vigor die down. We soon contracted him to work here full-time and he rotates his position between dish-washer extraordinaire, pool cleaner, gardener or whatever else needs doing.
Terminator is constantly offering a hand and his small frame hides a strength and stamina that rivals men twice his size. His determination, effervescent nature, helpfulness, and yes, even his persistence, make him an excellent asset to the Popa Paradise Team, and worthy of the status of Employee of the Month. Congratulations Terminator!