Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/8/2016
Over the past twenty-two years my father has founded and
developed our family frozen food distribution business in Harville, Delaware,
which service’s central and southern Delaware. While I have worked on and off in
my father’s business during high school, the business has expanded such that my
father has given me the summer job of working nights assembling the orders in
the freezers for the next morning deliveries.
“Here, you’re going
to need this,” my father said to me as he handed me a box of Sippity chocolate
marshmallow hot chocolate mix as I was about to open the front door to leave
“Dad,” I replied looking down at the box of Sippity
chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix, “it’s 80 degrees out.”
“After you work in the freezers for about an hour, you’ll be
glad I gave you this,” he added, referring to the fact that the temperature inside
the freezers were set at 15 degrees and after about an hour of working in them
you need something warm to drink.
“Boy, am I ever glad my dad gave me that box of Sippity
chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix,” I quietly whispered to myself after I
had just completed working in the freezer for about two hours assembling two of
the larger orders. Absolutely frozen I exited the freezer and headed directly towards
the kitchen where I proceeded to make myself a nice hot mug of hot chocolate.
For the next fifteen minutes I sat there, winter coat and all, sipping and
enjoying the mug of hot chocolate, which was cradled between my hands. Over the
next six hours I repeated this routine about every two hours.
Shortly after six in the morning my dad startled me when he
walked into the freezer. “Nice job,” he stated, referring to how I had
assembled each of the orders that he had given me and that were to be delivered
this morning. “Time for a break?” he asked.
“I meet you in the kitchen in a few minutes. I just have to
finish assembling this last order.”
Five minutes later I walked into the kitchen and saw my Dad
holding up the box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix he had given
me the night before. “I told you, you would be needing this,” he stated with a
smile on his face.
“Boy, were you ever right. I guess the rest of the summer
will now be chill free,” I replied, as we both laughed.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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