Ron Goch
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Look to be a Great Teammate in 2007

January 1st 2007

Our family recently went to a sports-themed restaurant that has several televisions and a big screen to view sporting events, an arcade / game room, and a large restaurant.  It’s a neat place with good food.

We finished our meal and were anxious to make our way to the game room, but sat about 15 minutes waiting for our waitress to return with our check.

Another waitress passed by our table twice during that time, looked at our table of empty dishes, and continued on her way.  As she attempted to pass by a third time, I said, “Excuse me. Could you please let our waitress know we’re ready for our check?” The waitress said, “Sure,” and continued on her way.

I turned to my wife and said, “She could have been a good teammate – especially in a sports-themed restaurant – and let her fellow waitress know we had finished our lunch and were ready for our check about 10-15 minutes ago.”

Within 30 seconds, our waitress appeared with our check; we paid and were on our way.

Many times we have opportunities to be a good teammate and yet we decide “it’s not our job” or we “don’t have time” to stop and help someone else.

This situation emphasized for me the opportunities I have to be a good teammate – to my wife, to my kids, to my friends, to everyone I come in contact with and I hope you too will consider taking the time or going the extra mile to be a great teammate to others in 2007.

Ron Goch,
The Telios Group
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