Message from Phil – August 2020

August 2020

Dear Valued Teammate;

I can vividly remember a day in school when I was expected to be a “grown-up”. I had saved money for what seemed an eternity. I wanted to buy a car when I turned sixteen. The day came to buy the car. I was so excited. My dad took me to the car lot where it was sitting – just waiting for me to buy it.

Then my dad said, “Ok son, now you have to get insurance.”

WHAT?!? There was more money needed? How was I going to have money to buy gas, change the oil, keep tires on it, hang out with my friends AND pay for insurance?

It was the first time I was exposed to “adulting” and I didn’t much care for it.

Throughout life there have been many more times of adulting when I wished someone would just tell me what to do and take away the act of tough decision making.

I tell this story because I know you have to make adulting decisions every day for yourselves and your families. I want you to know that I understand it can be hard.

The past six months have been filled with intense decision making. Many of you have had to help elderly parents through COVID-19. Others have protected children and yourselves from the virus and now you are dealing with hybrid school planning and child care. Each of you care so deeply for your clients, patients and their safety. What to do?

It is hard to know what the right thing to do is.

I just wanted to let you know that your Phoenix Family understands.

As you continue to journey through these tough times and adulting decisions, we want you to know you are supported. We are consistently advocating and making decisions to allow us to keep your compensation competitive. Please reach out to your supervisors, managers, directors, or myself if we can help you think through your challenges and maybe even offer help.


You are not alone.

You need not be alone.


We are Team Phoenix.

Thank you and Be Safe!

Phil Melugin, President/Owner
Kimberly Melugin, Co-Owner

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