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Karla Bakersmith
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    This is it!

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Scrub and Beyond full-time for less than a year


    A year ago I found myself in a position where I could actually select my next employer. Being a 50 year old seasoned management professional I was appalled by the blatant discrimination I experienced during interviews due to my advanced skill set, maturity, ethnicity, and my comfort in being a strong advocate for the employees. In some instances it was implied that I was searching for a company where I could just relax and sail into retirement in a few years.By no means, I believe anything that's not growing is dead! I learned of a career opportunity with Scrubs and Beyond. I was impressed by the accomplishments and the direction the company is headed led by their CEO, and supported by the employees. It tweaked my interest when I learned that this small 15 year old company purchased a competing 50 year old company. I had worked through an acquisition before and I wanted in on this one. I am a change agent and this is where I thrive! I knew I could make a difference during this challenging time of culture changes, realignmet and restructuring. When I interviewed with the HR Director and the CEO I knew this was the company I had been searching for. Their "real talk" about the professionalism, dedication, ability to build partnerships and embrace cultures was also evident in them. I wake every morning looking forward to going to work and working with others that share the same enthusiasm. I want to make a difference and I know I have the support of my management team. I no longer carry a management title and I could care less because I have something greater. I have the respect of my peers and the support from the management team. We assemble every Monday and receive an update about the accomplishment in each department. Our CEO strongly encourages engagement and recognition such as this. We are a team with mutual respect for each others job from the CEO to housekeeping. We all matter, we all are an important piece of the puzzle. There is drive to go beyond just "getting it done!"

    A word about Karla Bakersmith
    I am not impressed with people because of their titles and power. I've seen this abused too often. Many leaders forget how they got where they are and remove themselves from the employees and their concerns and dreams. None of these negative behaviors operate in this business savvy CEO. I watched her late one evening after everyone had gone. She walked thru the empty departments dusting the tops of file cabinets, pushing chairs up to the desk, and checking trash cans to make sure they had been emptied. This impressed me more than anything I had read about her accomplishments. The small details still mattered greatly to her. Is she tough? She better be in order to maintain her title as leader in the industry! That's not given, it's earned and has to be maintained. Will she push? Wouldn't you if you saw potential in your staff to be better and stronger? Is she only about herself? Well, I believed her when she said "This is our company and we are only going up!" And we are, we are growing stronger day by day in this industry and in our company.


    I'm respected in my position and amongst my peers. I have the support of senior management . I refuse to complain or give a negative statement just to fill in this section. There is such thing as a "happy employee" and I am proof.

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    I look forward to the Monday rallies but perhaps we could move the venue occasionally.

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Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue £5 to £10 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

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