Welcome to Janet's Journal!

Hi Brownie Lover!

 

My name is Janet O’Leary, HR/Operations Assistant for Fairytale Brownies. I have been employed here since 2002 and I am so happy to be sharing Janet’s Journal with you! 

I have many responsibilities in my role in HR with the biggest being the recruiting & hiring of
seasonal team members. I enjoy helping people and love to talk, so I think I have the perfect job!

 

I look forward to sharing my love of brownies with you through my journal and will provide you with many interesting & fun ways you can share brownies with others!

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We're Shipping Brownie Gifts UPS For Christmas!

 

Brownies delivered with UPSBrett Crosby, Senior Account Sales Manager for UPS

It seems just like last week I blogged about the two month countdown until Christmas, and look at me now! One week and counting . . .  all hand's are on deck!  We have team members working around the clock shipping brownie gifts with the help of United Parcel Service! Our account manager for UPS, Brett Crosby jumps right in to scan packages for one of our busiest shipping days of the year! Brett treated us to donuts to keep us motivated and our blood sugar levels high! Don't fret, there's still time to order for Christmas delivery! Check us out at www.brownies.com for popular brownie gifts on sale . . . we have delicious gourmet gifts for any budget!

We thank you for your continued business and wish you all a happy & healthy 2013!

~ From All of Us at Fairytale Brownies

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Congratulations to David & Eileen on 20 years! Aloha from Maui!

Fairytale Brownies in HawaiiAs Fairytale Brownies celebrates 20 years in business this week, our Wholesale Sales Team Member Holly Pringle is enjoying a well deserved vacation in Hawaii! The trip for Holly is bittersweet as she always travels to Hawaii this time of year but she will be missing out on all of the festivities at work as we celebrate 20 Fairytale years for David Kravetz, Eileen Spitalny, and the entire team here at Fairytale Brownies! 

As a special recognition to the co-founders, David & Eileen, Holly is sending warmest aloha from Maui with Fairytale Brownies on Kaanapali Beach at sunset!

Eileen &  David,

Congratulations on the 20th Anniversary of Fairytale Brownies! Sorry that I could not be there to help you celebrate, but I am there in spirit. Enjoy your celebration and here's to the next 20 years. Aloha and best wishes for continued success!

~Holly

 

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Fairytale Brownies countdown to Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here these days! It's official; 2 month count down! This place is buzzing.....the phones are ringing, the brownies are baking, and the gifts are being assembled! It truly is like Santa's workshop behind the scenes at Fairytale Brownies! We have 100 team members on staff right now working very hard to help make the world a sweeter place! Please consider us for your holiday gift giving needs; we promise you will not be disappointed! Check out www.brownies.com and simplify your holiday shopping! Every purchase is backed by our unconditional guarantee: If you or your gift recipients are ever dissatisfied, even a little bit, we will do whatever it takes to make it right. That's our One Pure Promise. 

 

Our Mission Statement

Our Purpose is to simply gift giving and spread joy through gourmet chocolate brownies

Our Core Values are product excellence, incomparable service, integrity, teamwork, and leadership

Our Goalis to be the number one and best...

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Fairytale Brownies Becomes IMAGE Certified!

                               

I am so proud to announce that Fairytale Brownies has become the 17th Arizona company to join a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) program designed to strengthen hiring practices and combat the unlawful employment of illegal aliens. Considering there are only 100 companies nationwide that are certified, this is a milestone for us and the state of Arizona! This process has taken many months but well worth the hard work to finally receive our IMAGE Certification Award as seen in the above photo with myself, Brad Lazna, Special Agent with ICE/HSI, and Kim Silva, Operations Team Leader at Fairytale Brownies.

Fairytale Brownies, Inc. was certified as an "IMAGE" or ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers" partner during a ceremony on October 16th at Homeland Security Investigations office in Phoenix, Arizona. IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with ICE to...

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Happy Birthday, Marvin!

The Shipping Team at Fairytale Brownies celebrated a birthday today with a pot luck and birthday cake! The guest of honor, one happy Mr. Marvin Lightfoot! This year will make Marvin's 4th season with Fairytale Brownies as a seasonal team member! Marvin was very touched by the special treatment he received today from his co-workers and is certainly enjoying all of the attention! Our Shipping Team works very hard to assemble the most beautiful gourmet brownie gifts and assures that all packages arrive at their destination on time! Just think, the next time you order Belgian Chocolate Brownies, one of these friendly faces will be making your gift with lots of TLC!

Thanks to our Shipping Team for making Marvin's birthday unforgettable and for making the rest of us smile!

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Fairytale Brownies head to Hawaii!

Aloha!   

Whenever I travel, I always pack my bag filled with Fairytale Brownies and I also never let an act of kindness go unnoticed. On a recent trip to Kauai, after a very long day of travel, lay-overs, lack of sleep, and hunger pangs, I finally arrived at my destination! However; I arrived 4 hours prior to check-in. I kindly asked Ana, the front desk clerk if there was any way possible I could get an early-in. Ana informed me the resort was at 100% capacity and most likely an early check in would be impossible but she would check to see what she could do. After about a 5 minute wait, Ana returned and said, "Your room is now ready with a complimentary upgrade"! I immediately reached in my bag and handed Ana some Fudgy Chocolate Brownies along with the warmest Mahalo! This was an amazing act of kindness and outstanding customer service by Ana! I can't think of a better way to say "Mahalo" than with yummy gourmet brownie gifts! Kudos to Ana and her staff for an amazing vacation!

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Celebrating with Co-Workers from the Best Brownie Company!

      

Ok, I'm the one who usually plans the surprise parties around here so when I was called into a mandatory late afternoon meeting, my notebook and pen in hand, I was shocked to be greeted by my co-workers yelling, "SURPRISE"! Balloons, cake, & lots of smiling faces adorned the room! Me, the "Mom" of the company was shaking, became very overcome with emotion. I'm the nurse of the company, the shoulder to cry on, the HR lady. I found myself filled with joy....these are my co-workers that I have spent more time with than my own family over the past ten years! Thank you for the re-arranging your schedules to recognize my 10 year anniversary...10 Fairytale years to say the least!

I know I am blessed to work for Fairytale Brownies, truly blessed. I love my job & the work that I do and I honestly could not imagine myself working anywhere else. David Kravetz & Eileen Spitalny, co-founders of Fairytale Brownies have built their dream company and are celebrating 20 Fairytale years this year...

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A friendly wager of Belgian Chocolate Brownies

Ok, so I'm a baseball fan! No secret there! Arizona Diamondbacks are my team but I first fell in love with the game as a child growing up outside of Pittsburgh in a small town in Ohio. I grew up a Pirates fan but moved to Arizona and the Dbacks soon became my new favorite team. It's always bittersweet when my two favorite baseball teams play each. A friend of mine who is a big Pirates fan suggested a little friendly wager this week as the Dbacks take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh. I replied, " A wager? I'm in"!! I asked, "So, what's the wager"? My friend replied, "If the Pirates win the series, I get Fairytale Brownies"! I agreed to this request only if I get my favorite meatball sandwich from my hometown flown in overnight on dry ice. My friend agreed and said, "deal"!

As is stands, the two teams are tied 1-1 in this series so I won't know until the end of the week if I get a "taste of home" or if I send Gourmet Brownies"back home". Either way, it will be a win for me! After all, isn't...

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Safety First at Fairytale Brownies

Community Action Officer's Eric Amato & Chris Granado

Safety First at Fairytale Brownies

At Fairytale Brownies, we hold monthly All Staff Meetings the last Wednesday of each month. This is an opportunity to come together as a team and share information. Many of our meetings include team building exercises that are very valuable in uniting our teams and developing strengths. We also invite guest speakers throughout the year for continuing education and awareness. 

This month we invited Community Action Officer's Eric Amato and Chris Granado from the Phoenix Police Department to talk about awareness and safety in the community. This was the 2nd time Officer Amato spoke at one of our All Staff Meetings and the presence of both officers was received with smiles and applause!  We walked away with an abundance of knowledge on how to be more aware of our surroundings to prevent ourselves from becoming a victim.

Of course no meeting is complete without food, so we provided our staff and our...

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Human Resources: Behind the Scenes

 

The 2012 holiday season has started for Fairytale Brownies! Human Resources will recruit and hire seasonal team members for Baking, Shipping, Customer Service, and Retail.  This week kicked off the official Hiring Time-Line. Between now and the end of November, we will hire approximately 120 seasonal team members!                                                                                                                       

  • Baking starts mid July
  • Shipping & Customer Service start early September
  • Retail will start late October
  • Order Processors will start mid November
  • Shipping 3 week peak will start early December

We are fortunate to have many team members return each year but we are always in need of additional help. Applications are now being accepted for Baking & Shipping; you can apply between the hours of 9am-3pm Mon.-Fri. or email careers@brownies.com.

We provide a competitive wage, great work environment, & employee discounts on fudgy chocolate brownies! Apply today and help us...

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