This will be a six (6) part series covering our team and what it is they do and provide for CKY and our customers.
Part One: We are often asked, or should we say we are often told, that "this must be a great place to work"! And you know what, it really is! We have so much fun doing what it is we do, and what we do is help other people have fun, and make memories. But through all the fun we have, the CKY team is one of the hardest working group of people you will ever be around. What you see when you visit us is only a small piece of the work that goes into running this operation.
For those that do work here, they start off knowing day 1 that they are part of a team. They are taught that a weak link can bring down an entire team, and that weak links will not be tolerated. However, for those that are not weak links, and pull their fir share of the load, they are rewarded with a sense of satisfaction at the end of a hard day,. as well as the knowledge that their fellow team mates would do just about anything for them. Because we work so hard and so close together, our team members form very strong bonds with one another, and I would feel very sorry for the person that tries to harm any one of them!
Team members are also taught that no one person has just one role. We use the analogy of a football team. When a football team is on the five yard line, everyone on the offense has a specific job. When the quarterback falls back, if he fumbles the ball, the linemen do not just throw their hands up and say "not my job!" Instead, that lineman switches jobs, picks up the ball and takes it as far as he can. We work in a very similar fashion. We all chip in for the common good. And if one member is having a down day, the rest rally around them and pick up the slack, no questions asked.
These are all very important values we teach our team. We teach them because most of our team members are younger kids, a lot of them using this as their first job experience. And without this experience, they may think the world is nothing but the fluffy fake stuff you see on TV.
We have many team members who have spent numerous years with us. We have some on their first. Either way, they are forged, though hard work and dedication, into the CKY team book as a values family member of this small family business.
Parts two through six will discuss the different team member positions we have at CKY and the integral role they play in the overall goal.