Sometimes the Employee of the Month is picked because of an amazing act of kindness we saw or a great letter written by a customer for their outstanding customer service, and other times folks receive this award because day in and day out they embody what a prototypical, wonderful employee should be.
This is indeed the case with Bernie Hughes, our May Employee of the Month. Bernie can often be seen giving top-notch customer service or teaching new sales people the ropes on the showroom floor or helping with all the little things that need to be done on a day-to-day basis that help this ship sail. (pun intended)
“I come in to work and do my best to be helpful,” he says. “There’s a satisfaction that comes from participating in something that’s good!”
Bernie doesn’t help to get thanked or to receive accolades, it’s just in his nature and it’s how he goes through each day, wherever he is.
“I try to take ownership of the dealership,” Bernie told Sconda Blog. “It’s not just a place that I go to work, so if I can be helpful I will, and I have the same attitude at church, in my neighborhood, wherever.”
Bernie was recently elected to the Judge of Elections in West Grove, Pa, Precinct 2 and his 2-year term begins today, May 21. His role is to make sure all of the election rules are being followed, oversee the counting process and then deliver the sealed ballots to the county voter services.
This 27-year veteran of the car business is a father of 3 daughters, one of which works at Scott Honda in the Accounting Office and happened to be our January Employee of the Month. Gwen Hughes talked with us about what she’s learned from her father.
“His helpful nature has inspired me to also be active in the community and volunteer and give back,” said the recent graduate of West Chester University.
When Bernie isn’t selling Hondas or helping out in the community, he’s helping himself in his garden.
“I’m real into organic gardening and raised bed gardening, but I don’t always have the time I’d like, but it’s fun for me. However with three daughters I’m going to be selling cars for a long time,” he said with a big smile.