March 1, 2023
For the past couple of years, I have been searching for an executive assistant. There have been a lot of good people that have “tried out” for the position but I have not crossed paths with the “right” one. I am seeking your help to make a positive difference in my life and hopefully in the life of a person selected to become my next executive assistant.
My long-term Executive Assistant Pat Brooks, who just celebrated her 27th year with the company, was not an easy find. When I hired her back in 1996, she was the seventh person that “tried out” to become my comrade and confidant. The work world was a different place then, before COVID, before “work from home” became popular and before many technological advances occurred that are commonly used today.
All who “tried out” were good people but they did not quite fit. There were challenges like being on time, following company document formats, spelling correctly, using correct grammar and paying attention to details. There were chemistry challenges with me. To understand myself and my expectations, I remind myself that at KA we are entrusted to work on the United States government’s Presidential Fleet and support special mission military programs on a global basis. Our office is not a normal office. The pace and tempo are fast and contributions are clearly observed by our lean team. Our principles and values are a way of life and aren’t for everyone. Working for a founder in an entrepreneurial environment is not for the faint of heart. What was once considered guidance and advice for personal growth by previous generations is today considered personal criticism or having unrealistic expectations, if not worse. The duties of the position call for working in the office, not at home, and this is a problem for some.
Here’s the deal. My sweet wife Barbara has come out of retirement to help me in this critical role until she finds someone to fill the position. She served in the role twice early in the life of King Aerospace and she was fired twice “for cause.” It’s hard to be a wife and a constantly questioning assistant that challenges the boss.
If you know of anyone who would like a challenge and good job, drop my wife Barbara an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your candidate is hired and stays employed for a reasonable amount of time, I will pay you $5,000 or donate the funds to your favorite charity! Somewhere there is a person who would enjoy working with a crazy half-Puerto Rican who is focused on service to God, Country and Family.
The bottom line is we are recruiting team members to become the next generation at King Aerospace!
Written by KING AEROSPACE Founder, Jerry Allan King-Echevarria.