Employees have been here longer than some of us have held jobs
It isn’t just the family who’s been in the business for what seems like an eternity. At least four employees there have been there for close to 20 years. It’s not to say that nobody leaves, but for being a small company that currently employs 20 people, the ones who do stay are there for a long time.
Ramon Gonzalez, the plant manager, has been at People’s Choice for 16 years, and has worked with three generations of Bianchettis. He’s known Mark Bianchetti for even longer, around 30 years, when he previously worked at another company in Vernon -- which just so happened to be owned by a friend of Mark Bianchetti’s.
“Mark is like family for me,” Gonzalez says. “It’s a great [work] environment. The relationship between him and I is priceless. The schedule’s good -- Monday through Friday. All the people we have working here [are good].”
Mark Bianchetti interjects, “He’s overpaid!”
Gonzalez laughs and agrees, “He overpays me.”
Jose Soto, the factory’s production manager, has been there even longer, at 25 years. He speaks in Spanish as Brian Bianchetti translates. What’s been keeping Soto here for so long is that he’s worked with three generations of Bianchettis and the people he works with are like family to him.
“I really try my best to treat my employees as family -- and that’s not just words,” Mark Bianchetti says. “I respect every one of them. They work hard and they do a good job. It’s not easy what they do. They’re here everyday.”