First, the good news, things are starting to stabilize enough that I am going to stop sending a Memo every Monday that you have to read. I will continue to communicate important developments when necessary, but I will stop the monotony of a sermon and “weekly affirmation” from the boss. Now the bad news, this week there is a Memo.
Memorial Day Is Here And It’s Time To Really Focus And Be Disciplined
More and more businesses have opened up and more people are venturing out. There is also a holiday weekend approaching and lots of pent up demand to get out of the house. All of that means you really need to be extra careful right now. For the most part I see folks doing things the right way, but there are and will be people who do not respect social distancing and safe practices. And, while it is relatively easy to be disciplined and safe while at work with the processes we have in place, it may not be so easy when you are doing things around your neighborhood or when traveling. Please, for you and your family’s safety, and the safety of the Rescar and AllTranstek families, make sure you follow the CDC Guidelines: avoid large groups/wash your hands-a lot/stay 6 feet apart/mask up when in public spaces and be extra vigilant about what others are doing around you.
Help With Staying At Home
Though things are getting better and re-opening, most of us are still spending a lot of time at home under difficult circumstances (a nice way of saying there are spouses, children, relatives, pets everywhere you turn and you have no way to get away!) so boredom and stress can be a real problem. Our HR Manager, Jackie Mazzanti, found these two helpful links:
Remember, if you or a family member is struggling, through BlueCross/BlueShield MDLive https://members.mdlive.com/bcbsil/landing_home, or AFLAC https://www.memd.me/Aflac/, there are counseling options available under our plan at no additional cost. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in helping keep you safe.
For your efforts, perseverance, indulgence of my monotonous droning on about washing hands and social distancing, and everything else each and every one of you has been doing to keep our companies successful during these very trying times. Stay safe.
- Joseph F. Schieszler, Jr., CEO