Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wanted: Ambassador/Greeter

A couple of interesting agenda items from the upcoming seedy council meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20th, 2012.

Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas
1. Discussion with possible action to create an ambassador/greeter program to welcome guest at special City events. (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Cynthia Liendo Espinoza and Council Member Juan Narvaez)

This should be good news for area photographers. Apparently, our illustrious mayor wants a welcoming committee of sorts to ham it up for the cameras even more than they already do. I wonder how the mayor will figure in this proposal. Will he be the ambassador or the greeter?  If he is the ambassador, will he get to pick the greeters for each event?  Wow, hard work indeed. As you can see, they're earning their keep at city hall.

2. Discussion with possible action to establish a partnership with the private sector and the business community to embark on a training program to enhance customer service in our City. (Co-sponsored by Mayor Pro-Tempore Cynthia Liendo Espinoza and Council Member Juan Narvaez)

For starters, it would be nice for the clerk behind the counter to at least say"thank you" once in while- even if they don't really mean it. Perhaps if they weren't constantly facing those long lines of customers and lottery ticket buyers, and if they were making more than minimum wage, they'd smile a bit more. One has to wonder, who's going to determine what good customer service looks like?  


  1. No, Maximiliano, the salient point in the greeter/ambassador conundrum is whether or not this person has to wear a costume, like a mascot.

    Now that I want to see!

  2. I'll call my councilman right now and suggest that. I still say a Michelin Man rippoff should be the mascot for your Tuesday Dumped Tire thread.

    Just change the color scheme a bit and maybe add a mustache and a sombrero for stereotypical effect.

    Welcome back BTB


  3. Mi Tio Maclovio is coming to town... who is going to GREET him? Pero cuidado...He no like to be touched!

  4. I know there's a bunch of experienced greeters available- being that Wal-Mart laid all their greeters off. I guess they couldn't figure out how to import THEM from China.