Oh, what a way to end the year!
Our office closed on Friday, December 7, 2012, effective immediately.
I had sent my skeleton crew to an extended lunch because all of the systems locked up and were not working (a normal day in the life at the office).
I placed a call to our IT team and they said they were aware of the situation and would call me back.
Next thing I know, some strange man walked into the office 45 minutes after the systems froze up.
He tells me he is looking for Peggy Corino. I immediately knew that voice but played along and informed him that I was, in fact, Peggy Corino. I then asked what I could do to help him.
He introduced himself to me as the owner’s husband and I immediately stated, “You are closing us down!” He said he had our final checks and we were closed effective immediately. 😦
I was not worried about myself, I knew I was covered; it was my Amazing Team that I was worried about.
The owner’s husband did not even know what they owned in the office (sad, so very sad) and then said he was not going to stick around to let the Team know, he had a flight to catch.
Does that beat all!? But that is the mentality of the owners of the company, we were never people, just numbers.
This reality broke my heart because I knew the previous owners considered us people and cared for us as their Team Members.
However, after that moment in my life, I have had constant calls and emails and texts from people telling me I should open my own company.
I have the know-how, the connections, and a great reputation within the Preservation world.
After lots of prayer and research, I went ahead and decided to do it and jump right in! 🙂
You are reading the post of Legacy Preservation’s owner! YaY! 🙂
I still have a lot to do but it the company is gauged to officially announce the opening on January 7, 2013 to the Preservation world.
It is going to take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it work, but with my business partner and all the support I have, I am sure it will be a success!
So, Dear Bloggites, if you get a moment, please take the time to wish this journey well and stay posted for new blogs as the company moves forward!