At Great Western Containers, we are fortunate to have many employees with a significant number of years of service with the company and we feel that it is important to recognize this loyalty in our employees.
The Long Service Award Program was rolled out in January 2009 and celebrates every employee who reaches a milestone of 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, 35 years or even 40 years of continuous service with Great Western Containers. The employee is offered the opportunity to choose an appropriate long service award gift from the Company’s catalogue or to donate their award money to a charity of their choice.
“On June 3, 2010, I celebrated my 40th year with Great Western Containers. I was honoured to be surprised by a barbeque lunch organized by my coworkers. In addition, I was presented with a wonderful gift from the Company, and a collage of pictures of years gone by.
And if the events planned for the day weren’t enough, I was again honoured to have in attendance members of our Leadership Team, and our President, Nils Bodtker. Nils’ kind words of past triumphs (with the occasional not-so-triumphant) reminded me of why I chose to remain with this wonderful Company for so many years. It was definitely the highlight of my 40 years, and I encourage anyone starting with Great Western Containers to make it their career path, to relish in the camaraderie, and to hang around long enough to be older than the furniture.” – John Raines, Senior Relationship Manager, Winnipeg