Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present

1989 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

This Day Jan 31 - Explorer 1
January 31st 2007 09:21
information extracted from This day marks the day where the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I. Explorer-I, officially name Satellite 1958 Alpha (and sometimes referred to as Explorer 1), was the first Earth satellite of the United States, having been launched at 10:48pm EST on January 31 (03:48 on 1 February in GMT), 1958, as part of the United States program for the International Geophysical Year. The satellite was launched from LC-26 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on board a Juno I rocket.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Thank you

Hello Kay,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your time the other afternoon. I really enjoyed speaking with you. I appreciate all of your made the phone screening process very comfortable, plus you have a terrific sense of humor!!

Again my sincerest thanks for everything!!
Have a great weekend!!!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hi Kay!

Building that playground seems so long ago, but it was great to see it all over again. To make a long story short, the assistant principal asked me for help with the project. She originally just wanted to see if we could provide food for the event. Then she needed volunteers. So I arranged for a full breakfast and lunch service to be provided by Sodexho and Preferred Meals. When Mrs. B* needed people, I started recruiting Sodexho folks, vendors, and colleges. We had about 200 Sodexho folks volunteer from school services, campus services, and facilities services. We had Sodexho vendors volunteer as well. I was asked to be a team captain and recruited 2 other Sodexho managers as well. The day before all the voluteers came to build the playground, we had a prep day, which Sodexho provided the food as well. But we basically dug up the whole concrete. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Its always great to give back to the community and help re-build New Orleans. I think the most rewarding part of my job is helping the New Orleans Recovery School re-build. We've build other playgrounds since then at other schools we service food to. We donate time and food to the Kaboom projects at our schools. I hope all is well with you. Once again, thanks for giving me that chance to make every day a better day. To think, I almost left Sodexho.

Below is the link of the show

VC Area Manager
Sodexho School Services
Hi Kay,

I don't know if you remember me or not, but you helped me get a managers job with the New Orleans School Services back in September 2006. I just wanted to thank you for all your help and persistence. I have wanted to stop and thank you so many times, and have always gotten side tracked. But I am so thankful that you took the time to help me stay with the Sodexho Organization. The last 9 months have been so challenging but so exciting. Staying with Sodexho is one of the best decisions I could have made. Thank you for truly making my day a better day.

Area Manager
Sodexho School Services

Thank you


Thank you so very much for the time you spent with me today.
You have an amazing capacity for making people feel comfortable in speaking with you, and I certainly appreciate that.
I have never spoken with anyone who has made this process as enjoyable as you did today, and the amount of information you have given has been amazing. I know of no one willing to do that.
I had to write and let you know how much I appreciated speaking with you today, as well as to let you know that I have received the information you were kind enough to send.

I hope your holiday is filled with wonderful moments and special people!

Denise A

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This was sent to Corp. HR from a candidate that I interviewed, this makes my job rewarding, knowing that someone cared and took the time to send a Thanks

To Whom It May Concern:

In recent months I've had the opportunity to switch roles in Human Resources from interviewer to interviewee. Some experiences have been enriching, others not so, but each experience has definitely assisted in forming my opinion on a particular organization and whether I myself would apply to, or refer a friend to, apply to a particular organization. As a former HR Generalist I spent countless hours advising applicants on skills to strengthen, resumes to edit, and interviewing skills to sharpen in an effort to assist them in becoming a part of my team. Some applicants heeded my advice and to their own praises were successful in their ventures, others not so much. My point being that throughout my career I have learned that being a professional and positive representative of an organization has not only a great affect on one's self and future but that of the many whose future you affect. I had the pleasant experience of speaking with a Ms. Kay Williams, Sr. Recruiter with Sodexho today. Together there was a very warm & endearing exchange of information where I felt that I learned how Sodexho has contributed to the professional success of her and others. I also learned how Sodexho could invest in my career-pathing goals & development. The best part about the experience was that although she was honest in advising that in the event this search not fulfill my future endeavors, that Sodexho offers so many opportunities. She was the complete on-boarding package of care, positivity, & optimism. In closing, what I can say is that being an HR professional, striving for personal & professional success is affected by those you meet along the way. What I'm hoping for in my future is that I continue to meet those that possess the nature and values of what Ms. Williams projected of herself & Sodexho.

Cheers, Desiree`