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Meet DirectBuy's September 2015 Associate of the Month: Sammy Bedruz

October 13, 2015

By: DirectBuy

Bedruz_Sammy_AOMEach month, DirectBuy acknowledges outstanding associates through our peer-recognition program, “Associate of the Month”.

We are proud to announce that Sammy Bedruz was named the company’s Associate of the Month for September 2015.

DirectBuy is built upon giving members an exceptional customer experience through stringent service standards. When a member of the team exemplifies these standards, it’s important to recognize their achievements.

The Associate of the Month demonstrates several outstanding values that include:

  • Ethical business decision making & professionalism
  • Commitment & dedication through words and actions
  • Cost or time-saving Ideas for procedures or processes
  • Creative & resourceful problem solving skills
  • Excellent attendance & promptness
  • Excellence in dealing with people, including positive attitude & communication
  • Overall leadership
  • Overall performance with high level of output and quality work with low error rate
  • Performance above and beyond normal job requirements

Sammy began his DirectBuy career in December 2013. As an IT Senior Desk Agent, his main responsibility is to answer phone calls from members, franchise owners and internal Corporate users to provide technical support regarding Company hardware, software or Company websites.

In the words of a co-worker, Maureen Hill, “Sammy has been very quick to respond to the whole MCA team when we had computer issues and connectivity issues during our move and then again later when we had an extremely high call volume. I appreciate his timeliness and his professionalism.”

Co-worker, Jan Buchler, adds, “Not only did [Sammy] work around my schedule to help me with my IT issue, he helped solve four other issues! He is polite, knowledgeable, resourceful and simply terrific.”

Lastly, Sammy’s supervisor, Andy Burnside says, “To put it simply, Sammy is the heart and soul of the Desktop Support team. He demonstrates a strong desire to excel and consistently steps up to new challenges without complaint. He brings innovation and new ideas to our team and individual meetings that have resulted in further success of the IT Support team as a whole.”

Has a DirectBuy associate gone above-and-beyond to help you make the most of your membership? We'd love to hear about it! Click here to tell us your story.

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