Monthly Archives: March 2010

Finding a Job IS a Job

No matter what level of position you are seeking, there are certain tips that are universal. Looking for that next career move today is more complicated than in the past. One would think that all the new technology of today would make finding a job easier - quite the contrary. The world of the internet has changed all the rules. Job seekers today have to realize that what's on the web could have a direct correlation not only to whether or not they get a job, but whether or not they get that first call for an interview. If you are looking…

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My Job Sucks Contest Winner Cruises to the Bahamas!

Nancy K'ian, of Port Charlotte FL,  is the winner of our recent  My Job Sucks contest!  Nancy has won a 5 day cruise for two to the Bahamas and is checking her calendar now! Why Nancy says  Her Job Sucks: "I am a bookkeeper for a small insurance office.  My boss has gotten into the habit of asking me to hand-wash and pat dry his toupee. He has a body odor that stinks like rotting fish.  Even the phones are impregnated with his bad breath. Since he lost his driver's licence, I have to drive him to meetings while he boozes…

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Lettuce Entertain You expands portfolio

Day after day we are seeing articles about the restaurant industry expanding. It is truly a sign the economy is starting to level off. Prolific multiconcept operator Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises opened two Mexican concepts in Las Vegas on Thursday, a week after debuting its latest Chicago restaurant, M Burger.  Located at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip, El Segundo Sol Taqueria and Margarita Bar serves Mexican fare and offers a wide selection of beer and margaritas. The concept also features a private tequila tasting lounge. Directly in front of El Segundo Sol sits Street Taco, a…

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Darden sees potential for 1,000 more units

It's nice to see yet another article about the hospitality industry turning around. The hospitality industry impacts so many jobs at so many levels from the actual restaurant managers and workers, to vendors and their sales reps, to uniform companies and janitorial supply companies. People do not think about the ripple effect of a restaurant closing because people stop supporting their local establishments. Darden Restaurants Inc. president and chief operating officer Andrew Madsen laid out a plan last week that calls for more growth for the casual-dining company, to the tune of more than 1,000 additional units. During a fast-paced luncheon…

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Check Out The Secret McMenu Item That’s Sweeping San Francisco, The Mc10:35

Derek was doing research on the internet and stumbled upon a McDonald's secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu. The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble and Egg McMuffin. He found a story about a guy that heard from a cashier about Mc10:35 at one of the local McDonald's. He said it's getting kind of a cult following in San Francisco. For you to be able to try this sandwich: 1. Go to McD's right when they are transitioning from breakfast to lunch. 2. Order one…

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McDonald’s tests $1.99 oatmeal

McDonald’s is bolstering its breakfast lineup with tests of oatmeal, an item that has proved popular in the morning at rival chains. The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, which includes brown sugar, apples, raisins, cranberries and a touch of cream, is being sold all day in McDonald's restaurants in Northern California, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A company spokeswoman said the oatmeal has been "well-received by customers," but no decisions have been made about rolling out the item nationally. The trial comes as oatmeal has proven its value as a popular item for the morning daypart, especially at drink specialists looking to…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
    Cheers,
    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!