“We hold our managers accountable for the good and bad”. Those were the words spoken by then Human Resource Director, Sean Lee, during my interview over 13 years ago. He then followed it with the question, “Are you prepared for that?” I guess I answered the question correctly as I’ve been here since 2004.
In that time, not only have I grown professionally, but I have also witnessed countless employees grow and move from volunteers and frontline staff to coordinators, managers and directors. Porter-Leath fosters our growth by trusting us to perform the duties in which we are employed. Oftentimes, agencies have missions and values printed on their brochures, simply because it seems like the right thing to do. Here at Porter-Leath, our mission and vision guide our work everyday.
I definitely do not look at Porter-Leath as just a job, but a family. I genuinely love what I do and the people I do it with. Our atmosphere is “comfortable professional.” Yes, I made that up. It is the best way to describe it. We are professionals; however, we do not have to wear heels and suits everyday and we are not too busy to stop by our co-workers office to say, “How are the husband and kids?” That’s “comfortable professional” and that's Porter-Leath.
If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference, have fun, and actually enjoy coming to work, you better fill out an application soon!