DALLAS--We all have that “tipping point” in life, that moment when circumstances converge to change our future direction forever. For graduating college senior Andrea Murdock in 1988, that point came as she was pursuing various options for post-college employment. On the one hand, she had already decided that she wanted to be a park ranger and had interviewed for a park ranger job with three different Army Corps of Engineers Districts—St. Louis, Huntington, and Mobile—at a job fair in El Paso. On the other, she had no real professional work history, and was considering joining the Peace Corps to get some solid experience on her resume prior to going for that federal government position.
Famous author Rick Riorden once wrote, “People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.”
While Mr. Riorden was writing about a Greek god in one of his fictional books, the sentiment can be applied to any workplace environment. The bottom line is this: for any organization to be successful, it is crucial to take care of the people that make it run.
DALLAS—Ernest A. Burford, assistant Division Counsel for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been honored with a Seltzer Award for his contributions to the Corps’ legal services mission.