Bosses who reward hard work are hard to come by these days. An appraisal, pat on the back or maybe a company pen is usually as far as acknowledgements reach.
But not for Mary Conti.
Conti has been a loyal hard-worker for Mayfield Heights McDonalds in Ohio for over 37 years. Her great customer service skills, positive attitude and million dollar smile prompted her boss Tony Philiou to recognise her efforts with a 7-day all expenses paid cruise around the Caribbean.
“I hope you enjoy yourself down there,” Philiou told Conti. “We are looking forward to having you back. We are you going to miss you for the week. We know you’re not going to miss us down there!”
“Tony Philio has surprised me every day,” Conti said. “I had no idea what he’s doing. I knew it was going to be something special.”
A mother of three children, Mary has ensured her kids all finished school.
And her chosen guest for the cruise? Her husband Bill.
“So let me put it this way, I don’t go too far without him,” she said.
We hope she enjoys herself!