Peterson Portable Sawmills

“Do you have a few minutes?” Every Employer’s Nightmare!

Kerris Browne

October 29, 2015

Kerris Browne, CEO Peterson Portable Sawmills

What do you do when a key member of your team comes into your office, asks if you have a few minutes, and shuts the door behind them?

It’s every employer’s nightmare! It’s probably equally as scary the other way around – when your boss asks you if you have five minutes and shuts the door behind you – d’oh!

OK so today the long and short of it is that the multi-talented Jamie Otter in our sales and marketing office will be leaving us. Nobody got fired. Nobody is jumping a sinking ship (we’re well and truly afloat!). And I didn’t have to gloss over the real reasons.

True family-man Jamie will simply be moving into a job working alongside his family. How sweet.

But if your ‘work family’ is as tight as ours and your employees so valued, their departure is a loss felt by the whole team. Lucky for us, Jamie has promised to continue his awesome work on our videos which we all look forward to with anticipation.

My lovely husband Chris has offered to help out with technical sales calls in the meantime and while he’s not so keen on the keyboard, he’ll certainly be available on the phone should our customers need him.

I, along with the rest of our staff, certainly wish Jamie the best of luck in his new role.

Whew! I can open the door again now.

Until next week…


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2 comments shared

  1. Barry Weigle says:

    The environment that you give your people that work for you is a reason Peterson Sawmill is successful

  2. Awww you are so sweet Barry, thank you!

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