From a factual perspective I know the company has continued growth and success within the industry and is not afraid to make tough decisions that prepare for this type of economy knowing everyone else will pretty much follow suit of the bigger branded companies in similar if not counterproductive time frames. I am also aware that there is a stigma and almost fictional type negative reputation from colleagues I have had that were former employees, to which has only encouraged me to take every word from our discussion as iron clad fact, not corporate small talk from someone I will never see again.
I'm sorry but having someone in a position that hires employees use the phrase "So being you have never worked here" I would have had to correct his English first. Maybe add a little punctuation? So, since you have never worked here, blah blah, blah, blah... The answer...What the Hell does that even mean??? I get the part about changing their shizniz when the economy is down. But the rest might as well be blah, blah, blah, blah. It reminds me of those characters the Wayans did that have heard words that sounded important and they wanted to throw them around but they did not have a clue of the meaning. Jibber jabber! Truthfully, you lost me at "So being" I had the red pencil out from that point on.
2 Reasons: 1- On the personal side, both my children are now studying in Canada 2- No plans for future development for my company in Asia, and I already have an operating partner / Executive Chef, who will act act the new Managing Director, and a new Director of Operations is being trained to take over my current position.
Hello for the personal Interview Question!!! In my opinion, a successful, experienced individual knows & accepts that ups-and-downs come with businesses. And with that, people are laid off unexpectedly. I was told many moons ago from a Ritz-Carlton Hotel mentor to always save/invest enough money to live off of for 6-8 months! You never know what will happen in business and/or personally. As a planner, I made this happen. Lessons learned! First used in 2009 & again 10 years later! Now after growth & refection and time spent with family, I have realized I want to choose the RIGHT company for me not the convenient OPEN/OFFERED position. This is key to my future success & happiness! The relationship has to fit both ways or it will never be successful on either end. I’ve spent the last 10 years working 60-70-80 hours a week building and remodeling hotels whilst moving every year to a new state & missing every wedding, holiday and birthday. The last few months have been so valuable & meaningful that a major blessing came into my life when I was laid off this year. And, for me 2020 is going to be an amazing year with a renewed and refreshed ME! Can’t wait to get out there again! Thanks for the interview question, the personal reflection & fall-back plan I could share with you! My best to you in 2020 as well (not sure who to address this farewell to since its anonymous:) HJS