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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Labor Day story

It's amazing that despite lousy salaries , workers who love their jobs stay loyal to employers. On Labor Day, The Miami Herald ran a wonderful piece on one of those workers, Maria Rosa Mauriz , a legend in the hospitality industry. When asked what they most want from work, most people will tell you they want to make a difference -- Maria has found what we all want. More power to her!

Here's an excerpt: "Behind the ballroom, in the back hallway near the kitchen and service elevator, Radisson Miami worker Maria Rosa Mauriz wedges her foot between a set of double doors and grins. She brings enormous pride to her work, insisting that being a banquet worker isn't just ``putting a plate down in front of people.''''I try to make people happy,'' said Mauriz, who has a quick smile and loves to joke around with people.

The 73-year-old has twice been Employee of the Year. The second time, former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas named a day in her honor. In her third decade at the hotel -- in all, more than 40 years in the hospitality industry -- Mauriz still loves her job and isn't even close to thinking about retiring."

Check out Maria's story and share what you think. Would you stay in a low-wage job if you loved what you did?


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