Many people have asked me what kept me at the Antlers for the last 9 years. There are many answers to this question:
I could focus on flexibility; My job gives me the opportunity to balance my work/family time in a fair way.
It has given me opportunities; I’ve been able to travel, meet exciting people, work on new ideas, and it has given me the freedom to put these ideas into practice.
All of these are great reasons, but those are not the real cause of my stay. It is its people who kept me here. I will focus on my housekeepers. Yes, the ones who make your beds, clean your bathrooms, and take care of every detail while you’re visiting. They are very visionary women who inspire our community.
Did you know that they love to read? They are the only housekeeping team in the Vail Valley who are regular users of our Public Library Services and read one book every two months. Their exchanges are amazing.
Did you know that they have decided to be part of a program called: “Common Cents for Colorado” which taught them how to handle money, make financial decisions, and give them a better sense of investments?
Did you know that every week, as a part of their Literacy Project, they study English to ensure the very best service to our guests?
They have a genuine interest in our guests, who with time, become part of our family. They miss them if they do not come back, and they are as happy as any when they return.
When I ask them “why”, their answers are convincing: They came to this country to have a better future, and to be a role model in our society. My housekeepers know that you get things through hard work, and they all have a very high work ethic. They understand what makes our guests happy, and they thrive on making it happen.
Did you know that 9 of our housekeepers registered today, (May 3, 2016), at Colorado Mountain College to formally study for their GED Test? They want to graduate from high school, and they want to serve better. In a few words, they want to be an example to their children.
I cannot be more proud of each one of them. They are an inspiration to me, and they are probably the main reason why I am here. I encourage you to visit the Antlers. You are in for a real treat to have such amazing women serving you each day.