I heard someone in our office say that this holiday season we were looking at “Four 2-day weeks.” I had to stop and think about that for a minute, and it is very true. Start. Stop. Start. Stop, and so on. I see why large manufacturing companies just schedule this time off, as it is very difficult to coordinate all of the necessary schedules, deliveries, personnel, etc to work effectively.
Dwayne Wade and his pals at the Miami Heat NBA team were complaining about having to work on Christmas day – the combined player payroll is $84 million, averaging $5.6 million per player. They were complaining?
In the FRESH business we don’t get the luxury of just shutting down for two weeks or to be paid ginormous salaries. We are at it almost every day; Christmas, however, is the one day that we are truly closed. Other holidays are viewed as suggestions and weather is merely an interruption; neither event usually triggers a full closure. It is nice to know that we still hold some things sacred.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helps keep FRESH moving. To all of those guys and gals in the trenches moving FRESH to market every day, my sincere appreciation. May your Christmas be blessed and your 2014 successful.