“Linda has decided to hang up her dog whistle after 14 years of trying to train us to be better behaved…” says John Braxton.
She will be sorely missed. Linda’s indispensable work behind the scenes ensured that nothing fell through the cracks. Her organizational impact will be felt for years to come.
Linda was looking for something different after a 32-year career with a major transportation company in the Human Resources department. Eventually, she found Grateful Dog, a pet-supply wholesale dealer. She loved working there and was able to bring her corporate skill set to the family-run business. Unfortunately, in 2006, the company was sold and the owners – knowing what an asset Linda was – asked Braxton’s if they had a need for an office manager.
At the time of her original employment, Linda was not a pet owner. Now, however, she shares a cat, Leah, with her sister, Kathleen. “We live right next door to each other at a 90° angle,” says Linda, “So when I walk up the walkway, Leah knows it’s me coming.” She actually jumps onto the bench and paws at the curtains to let Kathleen know it’s time to come over to my house.
Working at Braxton’s has opened Linda’s eyes to the importance of “quality nutrition.”
Linda loved her work at Braxton’s too. Working for a smaller, family-run business is a wonderful experience. “They trust me with their business, and I treat it as if it were my own.”
Now it’s time for her to relax! We at Braxton’s wish to congratulate Linda and wish her the best in her retirement. Linda says, “Being at Braxton’s is not just a job, it is an extended family.”
So the next time we see Linda it will be as a customer. Visit soon!