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Here’s to the Next 10 Years!

As many of you already know, HotSchedules is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It is a bit surreal and humbling as I think about our beginnings as a company 10 years ago and where we are today — a leader in online scheduling solutions, paving the way for continued innovation of on-demand labor management […]

As many of you already know, HotSchedules is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It is a bit surreal and humbling as I think about our beginnings as a company 10 years ago and where we are today — a leader in online scheduling solutions, paving the way for continued innovation of on-demand labor management tools for the fast-paced restaurant industry.

Building a successful company takes more than just a great idea. The “secret sauce” is, without a doubt, the people you surround yourself with. Over the years, we have put together an amazing team — they are the heart and soul of this company. Without the team, HotSchedules would be nowhere near the success story that it is today.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we recently hosted a party at Carlos’n Charlie’s here in Austin, where we had a variety of activities for our employees to participate in including: four-man volleyball and tug-of-war tournaments, “Dunk the Executives” dunk tank, trivia contests, a waiter olympics obstacle course, and, of course, Dance Dance Revolution and Rock Band challenges.

For me, this was a special team bonding experience and a much deserved celebration for everyone who has contributed to the success of HotSchedules. We were blown away with the participation from our awesome team and are extremely thankful to everyone that assisted in making this party a huge success.

I look forward to another decade of working with great friends. You guys and gals inspire us and we REALLY appreciate the dedication you have to each other and to our partner clients.

See below for additional comments and photos from some of our team members who attended the party. Cheers to another 10 years!

!http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/ketnergroup/IMG_18282.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1285881052988!“As one of the organizers of the event, I would have to say the day was a perfect success! Nothing brings me more satisfaction than seeing all my co-workers laughing and having a great time. I look forward to our next celebration!”
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–Kimberly Richardson-Shinski, Client Relationship Manager_*

!http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/ketnergroup/IMG_1851-1-1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1285880919793!“I won an Xbox 360, two University of Texas football tickets and $30 for volleyball, so I can’t complain! On a more serious note though, it is times like these that remind me of what a wonderful company I work for that truly cares about its employees and wants to foster a great work culture. It was great being able to spend a whole Saturday with all my co-workers in the sun, on the lake, and enjoying great food and friendly competition. At no time during the day did I feel like I wanted to be anywhere else in the world. Good times, good memories.”_*

—Will Tung, Support Technician*_

!http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/ketnergroup/IMG_1860.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1285881121412!“I have worked at a number of fast-growing companies where there is a certain ‘magic’ about them — where employees enjoy their work and view their contributions as being part of something living. We are in one of those magic moments at HotSchedules! Our anniversary party was like getting together with my best friends for an afternoon at the beach. When asked ‘How do I feel about HotSchedules?’ In a word: ‘Stoked!’ We are the place to be!”
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—Ray Brons, Director of Sales*_

!http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae20/ketnergroup/IMG_1976.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1285881234748!“So often, we get wrapped up in our daily work that we miss the opportunities to connect with everyone we work with. Events like our 10 year anniversary party remind me of how important it is to build lasting bonds with the people that make HotSchedules so great! It was nice to spend the day with the entire team and enjoy the games and non-work related conversations. I look forward to more events like this one that bring the whole team together and create memories that will last a lifetime. I appreciate the efforts of everyone that contributed to help make this event so successful. Thank you so much and I’m even more excited about the next 10 years!”
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—Ray Pawlikowski, President and Co-Founder*_

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