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Spring is in the…Warehouse


I was on my way to lunch and took a shortcut out the back door through the warehouse. It sure smells good out there…wonder why?

Another shipment of SPAZAZZ has arrived!

If you’ve never tried spa aromatherapy, treat yourself this year to some great smelling and soothing spa salts.


What is this Plant Called?



These shrubs have grown along the entrance to our building. The flowers are a creamy yellow and they smell just like orange blossoms! Just another perk of working at in spring. My office window looks out behind the shrubs and I can see little birds and the occasional rabbit hanging out underneath. I am glad to see some warmer weather finally!!

If you know what kind of bush this is – leave a comment below!

Enjoy your Hot Tub!

– Julie

Getting Ready for Summer!


It would seem that spring has finally sprung here. The blue skies and warmer weather woke me from my winter coma and I realize it’s almost ‘shorts and bathing suit’ season. You know that feeling when you wake up from a deep sleep and realize you have overslept? That instantaneous panic that hits before you are fully awake? That’s how I felt.

So I decided to begin (again…) an exercise and diet program. I am 2 days in and my legs are so sore – let’s just say I am very thankful that there is a ‘handicap’ rail in the ladies room here at Hot Tub Works. I’m hopeful to look like the lovely lady below, very soon!


Speaking of summer coming, I want to share with you two of my favorite products that we carry. The Outdoor Solar Shower and Towel Rack are awesome. I do not have a spa, but I do live near the beach. These items are a life-saver when it comes to keeping sand out of the house. The kids rinse off outside, towel off with clean towels, then hang the beach towels up to dry. And most of the time, the system works. Teenagers, you know?

Hmmm….I wonder if I could get someone from shipping to help me out of my chair?

– Julie

A Simple Matter of Perspective



Jareck and I are off and blogging with the subject “We Care”. Now, Jareck has been here a few years – and being in the warehouse has “hands on” contact with the packages as they wing their way to our customers. I, on the other hand, have only been here a few months and have almost no interaction with customers unless someone wanders in off the street looking for accounting. Being a bookkeeper, I deal with vendors, payroll, and banking – the business end. Jareck & Julie….blog buddies? Talk about different points of view…


Jareck has a very ‘Zen’ perspective to his job in the warehouse. He truly cares about each package and wants it to be special. He thinks ‘How does this look to the customer? Does this package represent the company and the service we provide? Will the customer be excited to come home from work and see a neat box outside their door – and, so quickly received?’. To him, each package is a reflection of who we are and what we stand for – and the tangible evidence to our customers of the care and respect we have for them.


I may not deal with customers every day, but I do see first hand how we as co-workers care about each other. Excited for Alea’s trip to Vegas – rallying around Carla & Aaron when he had his motorcycle accident – proud of Jim and his band – everyone taking time for a smile, a hug, a laugh, whichever is needed at that moment. And the birthday cake here? It needs to be a line item in the budget! The love here is palpable.


So, the moral to our story? It’s easy to care about our customers, because we first care about each other. What a great place to work!