Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Changes in Workforce

As with any major corporation there are times when a change in workforce is required.  This is no different at Leaning Palm Resort.  Below we outline some recent changes:

Director of Operations:  Demoted
     Our Director of Operations was transferred a few weeks ago due to poor performance.  She has not been able to provide adequate focus for her tasks and all of her deliverables were late.  She has been demoted to the fishing department and has been assigned to our team of shrimp catchers.  To date she has caught two.

Security:  Transferred
     Our Security Professional has not been meeting expectations and the performance plan did nothing to change this bad behavior.  Luckily HR chimed in and helped us realize we were not adequately matching skill sets to jobs.  Mimi is just not cut out for security despite her PitBull Degree.  We did notice her advanced ability to manage a schedule and she has been given the long vacated position of Administrative Assistant.  No one has missed lunch since.

Director of Infrastructure:  New Position
     Last Saturday Pastor Kenny from the Gales Point Manatee village stopped in to check on our spirits.  He seemed concerned that we are working so hard and offered us some much needed advice.  He accidentally mentioned that he has some plumbing and electrical skills so we hired him instantly and asked him to start the very next day.  He agreed, but said he had some other business to take care of in the morning first so he was not able to start until after lunch.  Despite his late start on his first day of work, he is making loads of headway on the finishing touches of the infrastructure that provides hot water showers for our guests and light bulbs that actually turn on with the flip of a switch.  We are very grateful to have the Pastor on staff and he is bringing some light to our spirits throughout the day.  Welcome Pastor Kenny!

Tour Director:  New Position
     We are very excited to have Threnton on board as our Tour Director.  Threnton has been working on the construction crew since day one and is looking forward to transitioning into his new position which will allow him to spend more time on the water.  If you want to go kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, trekking or any number of other activities Threnton is the man!  His passion is fishing and he knows where the big ones hang out.  A day on the boat with Threnton is a real treat!   Welcome Threnton!  

General Manager:  New Position 
     We are thrilled to announce Leaning Palm Resort's General Manager!  Nigel has also been working on the construction crew building railings, landings, furniture and so much more.  He brings a passion for ensuring our guests have a relaxing and fun time.  He is already bossing Ken and I around and we are fortunate to have a leader with knowledge of all things Belize (he can even cook!).  We are looking forward to working with Nigel as our opening date arrives - JANUARY 24th!!!

President and CEO:  Unknown
     The President and CEO has been MIA so things are running a bit amok and the entire crew ran off to the cayes to go fishing.  Thankfully Mimi, the Administrative Assistant has stepped in and is now the Acting President and CEO.  At the last staff meeting she recommended that we all go for daily walks down the beach to collect sticks and chase birds.
Opening January 24, 2016


  1. Everything looks great. Would love to see the inside of the bungalows

  2. Thanks Bob! We are putting the finishes into the first Bungalow - Bushstick Bungalow now and will be done in time for our first guests to check in. The other two bungalows will follow and we will post photos as soon as everything comes together. Stay tuned!

  3. Everything looks amazing! So impressed with all your work. Can't wait to visit you soon!