A Boss That Inspires Employees to Quit - New York News

A Boss That Inspires Employees to Quit

Posted: Updated:

When Jay Rodriguez became the grounds manager at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, his 14 man crew was in for a total change in their routine and their lives.

"I wanted them to feel like you know what i can improve myself, i can improve my finances, i can get a better job, I can go out into the world and really make a difference," said Jay Rodriguez.

Jay hopes his employees will get an education even if that means they'll one day look for better jobs, in fact that's his goal.

"I went back to school when i was 40 and I went to school for 6 years and it was tough. But it completely changed my life I became a landscape architect," said Rodriguez.

Jay says if he can do it these men can too.  He's making that goal a reality.

Jay started small –implementing a workout program, then he pushed employees to get enrolled in school. Learn English, even get a degree.

"I thought at first, it's not going to happen. You know? But then it did happen and it was exciting," said Jim Cuevas, one of the employees.  Thanks to the jumping jacks, push-ups and squats the crew does 3 times a week Jim lost 40 lbs.

 And Jose Hernandez gained something else.  "He best thing he's doing for me, I'm going to school to learning English.  Now everything is getting much better and my life is more easy.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:11:38 GMT
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:51:36 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices