Do The Right Thing
In any industry, there is a group of good guys who live by the ‘do the right thing’ motto. I just ran across one from outside the elevator world who did just that, I and just want to give him some credit – and if by some chance he benefits, well – he deserves it.
The guy is Dave Bender and he is Captain of the Jenny Lee – a 44 foot fishing boat out of Brielle NJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the story. A group of elevator types have gone tuna fishing on the Jenny Lee for several years now. It is a very nice trip – we run some 90 to 130 miles offshore from New Jersey. It’s a two day deal with one night spent at sea. Over the years we have had a ball, and absolutely loaded our freezers with fresh sashimi.
We were set to go last weekend. Bob & Mike from Canton Elevator, Rick from Kencore, and Dustin from Mid West Elevator. On Weds, Captain Dave called me to say that the fishing stinks – no fish to be caught – and recommending that we postpone / delay / cancel the trip. Well, he didn’t have to do that – and I don’t think everyone would. He could have taken us out – taken our money – taken advantage of us – knowing that the probability of success was really low – but he didn’t. Dave Bender recommended we not go.
Upshot – Dave Bender is the kind of guy you like to do business with. If you should ever be in the NY area and think about sport fishing, get ahold of Capt Dave – and tell him you heard about him from the elevator guys.