Our next feature of the Leaders in Service series is Barbara Johnson, Stewarding Supervisor at one of our casino properties in Shreveport, Louisiana. Barbara has been with the Service Companies for over 10 years, and has shown endless dedication and remarkable leadership.
How long have you been with The Service Companies?
I’ve been with the company for 11 years, working at two properties in the Shreveport area since I was first hired.
What role(s) have you had here and what is your current position?
I started as an EVS Attendant and was promoted to Supervisor. My background includes working on EVS and Stewarding teams and I work closely with The Service Companies’ customer’s Food & Beverage team here in Shreveport.
What does your job entail?
My job entails making sure my team is able to do their job, from roll call and pre-shift meetings at the beginning of the shift to making sure my team members are where they need to be and has what they need. I provide my team with everything they need to succeed each day.
How do you stay motivated or how do you motivate your team members/coworkers?
I make sure my team knows that the most important part of their job is about respect for themselves, their team and their guests, and I respect them. I motivate them by making sure they have what they need to do well, and also recognize associates with giveaways and announcements to let them know they are appreciated. This past holiday season, we all pitched in for a Christmas celebration, and I made sure everyone felt included and ate well.
What do you like most about your current role?
I love my team and being around people. I enjoy communicating with them about their jobs and training, making sure they have everything they need to succeed.
You have been with The Service Companies for over 10 years. What has kept you on our team and what do you like most about the company?
I love doing my job and I like my bosses. I enjoy the environment of The Service Companies and being a part of the stewarding team.
We are thrilled to have such a tenured member on our team. Through the years, we imagine you have experienced and learned a great deal. Is there any advice you’d give to a team member who has joined The Service Companies?
I would tell them to have a positive attitude, by happy and cheerful, and get comfortable with their job.
Outside of work, what are you passionate about? What do you do when you are not working?
I like spending time with my friends and family, and being there for them when I’m needed.
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