Friday, March 5, 2010

Adam and The S.T.E.P. Program

A year ago, on our 3/16/09 post, we shared with you the S.T.E.P. program for our employees.
S.T.E.P (Superior Threads Educational Program) is optional, and provides incentives for our staff to read books that will increase their knowledge in business and customer service.
We pay them $20 for each book completed, with an accompanied 1 page report. (Yes, you read that right).

Adam Fisher, who works in our warehouse, is the current leader in number of books read. In the last 10 months, Adam has read around 37 books. This has been a great way to supplement his income as he is married, going to school, and expecting his first baby any day.

Adam feels that he has learned many things in reading this last year. "I have definitely become more business savy." he said. "I've learned ideas of how to be unique in the business field, and how to stay ahead of the game. I've learned the steps a person can take if they choose to start up their own company. And I've learned many values and ethics in the work place."
This is just a few of the many pages employees have used as they check out books from our work library.

Adam said his favorite book read so far is "Who Moved My Cheese?".
Originally, Adam participated in the S.T.E.P program because of the extra income. Now, with all that he has learned, the motivation has shifted.
Adam likes caring for spiders as a hobby. I have seen them and even touched them. Tarantulas to be exact. He would like to start his own business raising Tarantulas and selling them. Any customers?


  1. Way to go Adam!! Congrats on the new one arriving soon, too. :)

    You can keep the spiders. :)

  2. Congratulations Adam and what a wonderful way to learn. May you have a happy, healthy baby and enjoy every minute of being a father.

  3. Kudos to you!! May you be blessed with a healthy child and enjoy every minute you share with him/her.

    I think you chose the right thing in study how to promote your business. I would think selling spiders has to be one of the most challenging of businesses. Good luck!

    I have a good book for you. May I send it to Superior? Reply via my email.

  4. This is an excellent idea! If I had my own business I would definitely encourage my employees to do this! It is a win win situation.
    warm regards
    ps I love your threads and am really glad I found your blog