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Teloi Gordon believes his life ordered by God

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 2:00 AM
It’s all smiles, as executive managers of Secrets Resorts and Spas celebrate with senior electrician Teloi Gordon (second right), having being selected as the worthy recipient of a 2016 Suzuki Celrio (in background) car valued at over $2 million. Managers from left are Emilio Huhn, general manager; Andrea Allie-Thorpe, human resources director and Deryk Meany, resident manager. Gordon now wears the title as Secrets Resorts and Spas Brand Ambassador of the Year 2016. The twin resorts management team has now given away four brand new cars to their employees over the past four years, since commencing operations in Jamaica in March 2010.

All things work for good to them that serve the Lord!

This is something that Teloi Gordon, a devout Christian subscribes to, as he continues to give thanks to God. He is basking in the afterglow of winning a 2016 Suzuki Celerio car, as his gift for being selected Worker of the Year at Secrets Resorts and Spas.

"This is a triple blessing from God. It was God who said yes - putting it in the hearts of the executives to let me have this car, said an elated Gordon.

It was four years ago that he made a return to church and re-surrendered his life to God, leaving every aspect of his life to be shaped by Him, whom he described as ultimate -the Alpha and Omega.

Gordon, who therefore believes that his life is ordered by God, said nothing happens by chance and his winning is evident of that fact.

"I was very happy, I was asking myself is this a dream. I only have to give God thanks because all good gifts come from God Almighty," said Gordon, who was nervous and trembling after the emcee at the staff party made the announcement.

He is set to get married later this and the car will be a great asset to himself and his wife-to-be.

Gordon is a senior electrician, which means he is a supervisor at work, and he gets along well with his co-workers, so much so that he strives to make the working environment as conducive to good work ethics as possible.

"I recently got new employees - this young man was getting a bit nervy around me. I told him to calm down, nobody is here to fail you just do your job - just be normal. So he just settled down and did his job and he did it well," Gordon reflected.

To him, the job is another avenue through which he is able to show the greatness of God to be provider, to grant security of tenure and another opportunity to extend compassion to others.

DEFINED BY VALUES

And director of human resources, Andrea Allie-Thorpe acknowledges that Christians in general are usually defined by the values that they uphold.

"Aspects of the criteria to winning the car speaks about ethics, honesty and devotion. As devout Christians working in organisations whenever these traits are observed diligently, they do improve one's overall chances to succeed. Christians earn respect from management and colleagues and this is also an observation of Teloi," she cited.

Allie-Thorpe, who is a herself a devout Christian, says: "As Christians we are blessed to have life, jobs that mean so much to us and to encounter people who are purposeful and driven. Therefore, we spare nothing to extend that motivation and encouragement to everyone we come in contact with daily. This is part of our mission and purpose on earth."

Allie-Thorpe said for 2017, part of the management's mandate will include, among other tasks, reassessing any challenges employees are facing and how best they can be addressed for the furtherance of their development.

General manager, Emilio Huhn said part of Secrets mandate is to always motivate their employees in every way possible, but they believe strongly that giving away a car annually encourages staff even more.

"Teloi has been a very loyal and hardworking employee since he joined Secrets from inception. He deserves to have won the car. We congratulate him and his team," said Huhn.

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