By Jesse Ruvalcaba, Good Nite Inn, Work and Travel Employer

Jesse Ruvalcaba is an employer from a seasonal community with CCI Greenheart’s Work and Travel program. Follow Jesse as he continued his Journey of an Employer. In this post he explained how his participants got ready to leave the United States as their programs came to an end.

Well, sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to our wonderful participants.

Honestly, this is one of the hardest days for all of us at the property.

Over the past three (3) months, we’ve come to know them very well and they truly have become part of our Good Nite Inn family. It’s always hard to say goodbye to someone who you know you may not see until sometime later.

With that said, they have been gradually making their way around saying goodbye to all of their fellow team members. We have all been positively impacted by their presence and are certainly better off as individuals for having had the chance to learn more about their culture. We can only hope that they feel the same way about us. For now, we’ve just been working with them to ensure that they are packed, ready to go and comfortable for their long journey home.

The participants have been great and we do hope to stay in touch. As a manager, there is nothing more rewarding than to have former participants reach back to us and say hello. It really gives us a feeling of accomplishment to know that we have made a difference in someone’s life and that they thought enough of their experience to maintain the relationship.

What could be better?