There are certain things about my job at Landshark’s that make me want to drop out of school, move into one of the lofts upstairs, and work at the store forever. The Honey Badger Award is one of those things. I’ll tell you all about it in a minute, but first take a moment to enjoy the viral video that inspired this awesome award (it’s a bit explicit… consider yourself warned!).
Alright. So the honey badger has no fear. It really doesn’t give a sh*t what it has to do. It runs all over the place. It gets the job done, no matter what! The head hanchos here at Landshark’s want their employees to work like that, so they created the Honey Badger Award. Here’s how it works.
An employee may be nominated Honey Badger of the Month for:
- demonstrating outstanding problem-solving skills
- going out of his/her way to help a customer
- being complimented by a customer for doing a great job
- coming up with a creative way to improve the store
Once all the ballots have been cast, the entire staff takes a vote. Then, our newly-elected Honey Badger and a coworker of his/her choice gets to go out for dinner and drinks at any restaurant in the Saugatuck/Douglas area, courtesy of the Shark! There’s only one catch: while they dine, they must come up with one idea to improve the shopping and working experience at Landshark’s.
Who’s a Honey Badger?
Melissa Fox was dubbed our first Honey Badger in March. She was nominated twice; once for for acting fast to solve an emergency plumbing problem (yuck!), and once for being complimented on her stellar customer service skills 6 times in 5 days (damn, girl!).
Evan Knudsen became April’s Honey Badger for securing the future of Landshark’s. He thought he smelled smoke, and sure enough… he discovered an overheated appliance in the basement and essentially saved the store from burning down!!!
In March, Sierra Rodriguez earned the title of Honey Badger by taking the initiative to restock the entire store.Without her efforts, customers like you might have missed out on many of the awesome shirts, pants, dresses, and shoes that we offer here at the Shark!
Summer Hoffman was June’s Honey Badger. She won the award for realizing there were dozens of delicious ProBars just sitting in the basement, waiting to be sold. Several Shark Shoppers have left the store with a satisfying snack thanks to her hard work.
Choosing the coworker for whom I am going to vote is never easy. I’m surrounded by honey badgers here at Landshark’s, and I love it! Our clothes, shoes, and accessories are all incredible, but it’s really the Rockstar Staff that makes the Shark such a great store. If you haven’t stopped by lately, you should come in and say hey. There are a dozen crazy a** honey badgers here, just itching to help you out!