When I accepted this position, I had no concept of how insane the pace would be.

I knew it was a seasonal hot spot, and was impressed by the fact that forty thousand odd people were expected to migrate through the sleepy little hamlet of Healy (year round population 1021) seeking the Alaskan Adventure over the four month summer season.

What I didn’t take into consideration was the fact that out of the seventy or so employees, only one tenth of them would have ever worked for this company before. In addition, an impressive number of our seasonal staff would be from exotic foreign countries and not only speak English as a second language, but for most them, this is their first exposure to a work environment.

Needless to say, every day is filled with obstacles that as individuals, few of us would be equipped to overcome alone. However, as a whole, somehow we miraculously pull together, and not only succeed in accomplishing our goal of working together as a team, but bring a distinct ring of sanity to an environment that does everything with it’s power, to challenge just that.

Spices and cultures
meld. Necessity being
our one common bond.

does not translate well into
varied languages.

There is no ‘I’ in
team. Individual dreams
make magic happen.

Written for Eugenia’s BrewNSpew Cafe, prompt: Sanity.

6 thoughts on “Insurmountable

  1. I like it.
    So is that what you’re doing in sunny Alaska? If so, enjoy it. Nothing like serving at a vacation destination to ensure variety, humour, fast-made friendships and … oh dear, I say it, a sense of incest should close relations arise between team members.


  2. I can only imagine what you are experiencing, Violet! Perhaps, not a perfect environment, but the challenge most likely will be worth it. Take care, stay safe and thank you for joining the challenge.


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