It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George W. Bush. In that special week of June we were listening to Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira. Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the top movie releases, and everyone was clamoring to read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Google became an official word in the Oxford English Dictionary.
And ten years ago today, a legend joined the Parts Town team.
Today we celebrate the life and times of one of the true originals from the year 2006 – Matt.
Matt showed up at Parts Town like many young hires – single and broke. We could tell from day one, however, that he was destined for greatness. Unfortunately Matt was not able to pass our back ground check as he had prior convictions of loan sharking and racketeering in 2nd grade. Rumor was he was engaged in the buying and selling of other kids’ chocolate milk. Here was a scandal the likes of which we at Parts Town had never seen.
However, we decided to take a chance on Matt with the agreement that if he stayed clean for 30 days with no evidence of continued loan sharking to second graders we would hire him full time. After 30 days of intense counseling and rehab work, Matt made it! Second grade is a much better place now that Matt has rechanneled his energy to Parts Town.
All kidding aside, Parts Town is very lucky to have an individual like Matt. He is one of the most steady and hardest working people in the whole company. Matt comes in every day and devotes himself to taking care of our customers, training our new people, and being the best teammate ever. During the ten years Matt has been with the company he has worked in every customer segment we have. Matt also was one of the very first Technical support people we ever had. Over the years Matt has built many relationships with customers and has traveled to meet many of them.
Today Matt is married to the love of his life, Amanda, and is the very proud papa of two beautiful kids. It is hard to believe the hard days of 2nd grade racketeering are behind him and that he has become the ROCK at Parts Town.
Matt, we thank you for everything you have done for this company.