This month’s spotlight is on ELEANOR ADAMS, who is a supervisor in our cleaning division, and oversees the cleaning team at Grand Parade Investments. 

  • Tell us something about yourself in about 3 – 5 lines.

I see myself as a positive person.  I try to stay clear of negative people.  I am a hardworking person, I like new challenges, and want to make a difference in my workplace.  I like to encourage people especially when they are down.  I also love animals; any stray animal I come across, I want to take home.  I have come to own a cat and dog in this way.

  • What are you passionate about?  What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Well I think reality is that I have to wake in the morning for my kids and myself .  Being a single mom, I have to provide for us.  But what really gets me going is a new day, with all its new beginnings, new possibilities, as well as new opportunities for positive things to happen.

  • If you could change one thing that would make the world a better place, what would it be?

I would definitely put an end to poverty; I would provide for the poor and take care of their needs.   

  • What is your role at AfriServ?

I am the supervisor who oversees the cleaning team at the GPI building on the Foreshore.  My duties include ensuring that the team carries out their duties to our required AfriServ standards.  I do this by means of a monitoring programme, which was specifically developed by our organisation.  My role is critical in that I manage our staff in order that they may deliver a service which is in accordance with our clients’ needs and expectations. 

  • What does working at AfriServ mean to you?

Working at AfriServ means more than just a place I come to earn a living.  When I joined the company, I was in a very bad space, having just lost my mom, I was very down.  AfriServ offered me the opportunity and promotion to become a supervisor, and it uplifted my spirit and has helped me to discover my true potential.  I have become much more confident and am looking forward to reaching bigger heights in the organisation.

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