Some of Our Contest Entries

Since our Web site went live, it’s been a pleasure reading the Patrice and Associates Venting Wall on our new microsite, didyougetthatmemo.com.

I also get to take a look at the contest submissions as they come in.  They are pretty entertaining, it will definitely be fun to see what else comes in.

Here is a contest entry we received:

“This bar is in a historic building which has become an excuse for not fixing anything or making any investment in ambiance.  The carpeting has begun to revert back to some kind of organic material so when you vacuum it is unclear where the dirt stops and the carpet begins.  If pieces of tile come up, that spot is covered with duct tape and a trash bag.  Trash pickup was suspended because of non-payment, so every night the trash is foisted off on a different employee to take home.”

Here is an entry with a photo we received today:

“I love my job, but some days it really sucks!  I work 12 hour shifts as an RN. We see people at their best, and at their worst.  We see people become healthy, and people who will never go home again.  We know what it means to be humane, and we realContest Entries Entertaining Imageize the fragility of being a human.  Humor is our greatest coping mechanism.  Without laughter, we’d fall apart may days.  Our co-workers become family, and with smiles and laughs we help others heal. Here’s a recent picture of a toast we made on the Fourth of July.  Instead of celebrating with loved ones, and a cold beer…..we pretended to toast from a urinal by the linen cart.  Cheers to a job that sucks some days!

Not all of our entries are as funny as the ones listed above. We also get entries from sad and frustrated people, who I hope take advantage of the job-finding functionality of the Web site and get in contact with one of my recruiters.

The contest runs through Nov. 1, so there is still lots of time left to enter the contest. If you think you have a story that’s worthy of winning a cruise, make sure you are sharing it!

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  • Dear seekers, I would like to tell you about the amazing experience I had working with Scott Jacobson of Patrice and Associates.  In my twenty plus years working as an executive chef I have worked with many career advancement and placement specialists, but none who took the time and directed care that Scott provided me.  His primary goal was to understand exactly what I was looking for and to tirelessly work towards that end.   He focused on my objectives and opened many doors for me.  He gave me invaluable insights into the positions I was considering and guided me as a friend and confidant would.  He understood my strengths and presented me in my most favorable light.  Through his research and diligence he assembled the most pertinent references for me, highlighted my experiences and career achievements.   He found me the exact job that I was looking for.  He was instrumental in negotiating my contract and made sure I was satisfied with every aspect of that contract.  His work did not end there.  Scott has contacted me at various stages of my employment just to check in, and most importantly, to see how I was doing.   Thank you kindly Scott for going above and beyond your duties.  It was a pleasure getting to know you.  Any of you fortunate enough to work with Scott will quickly find all of this to be evident. Sincerely, Chef Jonathan Pflueger  Scott found me the exact job that I was looking for.
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    Sherri Balzer is an excellent job recruiter. I had been working with her for more than 3 months where I had multiple job interviews with different companies. She is always very detailed, caring, patient, and most of all very professional. I turned down multiple job offers because they were not a good fit for me and Sherri understood my reasons. Instead of losing hope in me she kept working hard looking for other companies that suited my skill set and knowledge. We found the perfect company and I got the best job offer available. I appreciate what Sherri and Patrice and Associates Hospitality Recruitment did for me and my career. Respectfully,

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