CoCo Reflections from Aaron Johnson:
- This Week’s CoCo: Be Here, Physically & Mentally
- I absolutely love this coco. It plays a vital role for me in my day-to-day success. Mainly for me, in the busy kitchen and learning new things, brought out the importance of being mentally prepared and physically present in my work. For me, being here mentally means getting enough sleep and getting to work just a bit early if I can to wake up and adjust to the different environment. It allows me to have a clear head and to begin to get caffeinated. This allows me to get into work mode and try to focus my energy on my work and do my personal best to have a good time and crush it every day. To be here mentally to me also means that if I’m having a bad day, I can go to work in a place where the other stressors of my personal life don’t have to exist. To me, it can be a great escape. But not always, some days there is just too much going on. These days going to work seems like a hurdle I cannot jump with the other things going on in life. In this case, the opportunity to take a mental health day is perfect. It is what they are meant to be used for and I’m thankful for that. I’d like to take this moment to remind everyone about our mental health days available for all employees. Being here mentally also allows me to perform to my potential. To be able to put in the energy to take care of my coworkers and create remarkable care. Being here physically is also very important to success. It allows the team to succeed together. Being on time and prepared allows other coworkers to depend on you and trust you. It also means showing up to shifts and being prepared to work at the start time, allowing other coworkers to get to where they need to be. It also means to be clean and in proper attire ready to go.
- Next Week’s CoCo: Prepare For Your Work
- Hey everyone! I’d Like to share an experience from my first months of employment at SCC that I’m not particularly proud of but it was very crucial to the success in the future I’ve had at SCC…Within the first few months of being a barista, I was not too concerned with my new job and had priority problems. I overslept 2 or 3 shifts all on Saturdays or early mornings, after a long night that could have been avoided. This led to me letting down my coworkers and to a very difficult wake-up call the next morning each time. Following my arrival, I was always off. Dropping things I shouldn’t have been. Unable to crush to my full potential. Thankfully, everyone was understanding but I found I was the hardest on myself which I found to be even worse. I would usually have a less than favorable day the next day as well as I may not have a job still if I would’ve continued to make these choices. Everyone makes mistakes and can grow and learn from them. It has been a few years since then, and I’ve had to learn a lot to improve. I found that getting a good night’s rest was essential. Being overtired made me stressed and overwhelmed often when at work. Eating breakfast and bringing lunch or at least a little snack to work was also a key for me. It allows me to not become irritable and also feel physically good when I’m at work. Allowing me to be creative with others and focus on having a good overall environment. I also tend to check the schedule so I can get an idea of who I am working with and prepare for how we will handle the day. Everyone prepares for work differently and maybe some of you even have horror stories like I do of the past. But, preparing for work and doing things that allow us to succeed, will allow us to thrive. Find what works for you and hopefully, some of you can maybe even learn from my mistakes. Have a great week. 🙂
- Be Here, Physically & Mentally: Our “Be Here, Physically & Mentally” Core Commitment Hero comes from the Tosa Blue Cafe – Kai! Kai’s warm and welcoming energy is contagious. Kai is ready and willing to face any challenges thrown his way day in and day out. Thanks for everything you do, Kai!
- Prepare For Your Work: Our “Prepare For Your Work” Core Commitment Hero comes from the Delafield Cafe – Abby Barlow! Abby is someone who always prepares for her work. She looks at the schedule ahead of time and will message me directly if she has any questions for upcoming launches, sales, etc. Not only is she aware of what is going on here at Stone Creek Coffee, she also is always early to her shifts and ready to work them at 110%. Abby packs lunches to enjoy on her break which keeps her energized throughout the day. She definitely embodies Prepare For Your Work.
- Updated Advanced Incentive Policy: Effective May 1st, Teams and People has adjusted the Advanced Notice Incentive policy to differ based on tenure and average hours worked. Please see the update as follows. Provided a team member meets eligibility criteria, provides a minimum of 4 weeks advanced notice in writing to teams@stonecreekcoffee and their Team Leader, completes their term of notice and remains in good standing through their last date of employment, an Advanced Notice Incentive will be added to their final paycheck as follows:
- Team Members averaging 30+ hours/week for at least 6 weeks:
– 4 Weeks Advanced Notice: $100 added to final paycheck
– 8 Weeks Advanced Notice: $200 added to final paycheck
– 12 Weeks Advanced Notice: $300 added to final paycheck
- Team Members averaging fewer than 30 hours/week for at least 6 weeks:
– 4 Weeks Advanced Notice: $50 added to final paycheck
– 8 Weeks Advanced Notice: $100 added to final paycheck
– 12 Weeks Advanced Notice: $150 added to final paycheck
- Team Members averaging fewer than 10 hours per week over the last 60 days are not eligible for this benefit. Team Members who have worked at SCC for fewer than 6 months are not eligible for this benefit.
- Team Members averaging 30+ hours/week for at least 6 weeks:
- SCC Employee Satisfaction Survey: If you haven’t taken this already, please do so by Monday, May 16th. Take the survey here.
- UHC Flyers: May is Mental Health Awareness month! United Healthcare flyers are coming to your teams this weekend. The colorful, (mostly blue) papers have great information about our United Healthcare Mental Health Benefits you have through your SCC insurance. There is also a third flyer that outlines what kind of care to seek based on symptoms you may be displaying. Please review this information if you have UHC insurance through SCC. Team Leaders are asked to keep these flyers posted in back rooms/common areas for the rest of May.
- Sunday Factory Tours: Hailey wanted to reach out and share that after a price review, tour tickets are now $8 a piece. Also, a reminder!! All SCC employees can attend tours for free! Just email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review the tour dates and times and let us know your first and last name and email address. A free ticket will go directly to your email.
- April Brewing Change Tee Donations: Each month, we’ll be making donations to the Riverwest Food Pantry with the sale of each Brewing Change Shirt sale. For April, we made a donation of $182.05.
- May 6th Company Update: In case you missed the latest Company Update, check it out here.
Wins & Shout-outs:
SHOUT-OUTS FROM TOSA BLUE: Emma McClure has been KILLING IT at Tosa Blue. She completely embodies #TAKE CARE OF YOUR COWORKERS, #NEVER STOP LEARNING, and #BE A HERO FIND A HERO – Thanks for your hard work, Emma!
And Patrick Colbourn is the human embodiment of what it means to be Remarkable. Your work does not go unrecognized! #CREATE REMARKABLE CARE – Way to go, Patrick!
Email the Employee Celebration Committee (email@example.com) if you’d like to recognize or celebrate a teammate. Or if you want to make a public shout-out, email Val (firstname.lastname@example.org) to include in the next Employee Newsletter!
- 5/10 – Melissa Perez
- 5/13 – Kai Flores Komatsu
- 5/21 – Mackenzie Arndt
- 5/24 – Celeste Bayer
- Bree Bertz – 5 years!
- Patrick Colbourn – 4 years!
- Angeline Garvey – 3 years!
- Kyra Hankins – 4 years!
- Seth Herlinger – 2 years!
- Gabija Mackonyte – 1 year!
- Val Newhouse – 8 years!
- Maya Shub – 1 year!
- Jason Wautier – 1 year!
- Daniel Olsen (Shorewood)
- Maelyn Kaczmarek (Shorewood)
- Michal Franson (Delafield)
- Joseph Mandarino (Downer) – Welcome Back!
- Dylan Adams (Production)
Employee Discount Codes:
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- 20% Employee-Only Website Coupon Code
- May: May22sccemp
- 40% Employee-Only Mobile App Coupon Code
- May: May22sccemp