Congratulations Rob and Leslie Siegler!
You have been more than just owners of this company. Leaders, teachers, encouragers, and especially friends. We thank you!
Few words from Rob:
"20 years! What happened? In a flash, twenty years have gone and passed! Older, I begin to think, should I have pursued something else? I have had the pleasure to meet many people on my journey of life. Some famous people, some people who think they are famous, and a whole lot of ordinary people with extraordinary stories!!! The best part of this journey is watching the growth of our franchise, from my garage to present. What I am most proud of is the impact we have had on the lives of our employees! I have worked numerous hurricanes from Sandy to Harvey, wildfires in California and a dam break in Boulder, Colorado. This has been the most challenging career path I could have chosen, and I would not change a thing!! I have no regret!! This has been one heck of a ride!! I look forward to 20 more years of fun in the sun of Tucson, Arizona!!!"
First Time Working From Home
Working from Home
Like every other company out there, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East has been fortunate to have employees set up and ready to work from home during this COVID-19 quarantine madness. This is both an accommodation and a challenge. Coming from a person who has never had to claim a section of the house as an office, I must say that it takes a lot of discipline to stay motivated.
One of the tips I received from one of my coworkers who has been working remotely for over 5 years is to have a designated workspace. Does not have to specifically be a room. A simple corner in the living room or dining area works best if you do not have a complete room. Avoid areas like your bedroom since you do not want to wake up to your company phone ringing and your computer staring at you while you sleep. The reason why is to have that separation of worlds and staying in the mentality of "I'm at work now" and not the "I'm cozy at home".
Not only is designating your work area important but also organizing your space to stay focused. There is no greater time killer than distraction. Now that everything is pretty much online, it is more tempting to check our social media and personal work. DO NOT DO IT! 1 Facebook minute turns into 30 minutes in real time. Be sure to place your phone aside and anything that is not work related. Of course distractions vary for everyone but as long as you make it a point to have your work space and time respected, these distractions can be minimal.
Taking breaks are important but do not let your snack or lunch break turn into 3 episodes of Designated Survivor on Netflix. True Story by the way... 5-15 minute breaks every hour should be enough to step away from the screen and step back into reality. Get a snack, walk outside, breathe in the fresh air, check your Tik Tok, make a Tik Tok, or anything that can make you smile. We are not robots so let us not act like them.
Now is the chance to mentally be your own supervisor and be accountable for yourself. Not having the supervision of your boss hovering over you or an officer manager giving you instructions and follow ups is another reason we lose motivation but again, it's a discipline to mentally put yourself in the state as if you were in the office. Staying organized and creating an agenda allows you to stay busy and focused.
Congratulations to those who have been doing this longer than most of us now-a-days! We are learning everyday how to be the best contractors for you during these times. Not only to provide customer and quality services at your home but also through the phone.