Some of the first aprons were used to preserve industrial workers clothing such as carpenters, shoe shiners, tailors and more. These smocks came in many different types to allow men in trades to do their work without worrying about ruining their own clothing. Aprons used for hard labor were made of very sturdy materials that could withstand heavy laboring, like canvas type cloth and different types of leather materials. It wasn’t until the 20th century that aprons became associated with women in the kitchen and became known the symbol of a housewife.
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“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Especially with Linen Service Prices.
It’s unfortunate companies still use these bait & switch practices, but they do – and it’s especially so for many Linen Service & Uniform Companies. We have all dealt with these kinds of places. A company offers the prospect exactly what they are looking for. The sales rep is likable and seems to have all of the right answers. You build a nice informal relationship, talk family, sports and what you like to do on your time off (sales technique: bonding and rapport). WOW, they enjoy the same things you do (sales technique: mirroring)! Who knew fly fishing was so popular in New York City? The rep asks softball questions to direct the conversation and subtly approaches their current vendor problems (sales technique: pain, pain, pain). Then, more questions to get the prospect thinking this rep and the new company really has something beneficial to offer. Then comes the icing on the cake (mmmm mmm…cake).
You’re sitting in an elaborate restaurant having a celebratory dinner with your closest friends & family. Everyone is in a great mood and ready to eat. Your waiter comes, is prompt, flashes a large smile making you feel welcome and takes your drink and food orders with ease. The order comes and NOOOOOO! The waiter has spilled one of the drinks all over the floor. Of course not the glass of water but the glass of expensive red wine. He leaves the food half served, scrambles to the back of the restaurant to find a mop and he finds one that looks like it has been dragged through mud. None of the employees or managers has cleaned it in ages. The rags are worse; they are dingy (almost black) and almost ripped from over-washing. The customers are annoyed, their food is getting cold, the waiter has been gone a long time and there is still wine spilled right by their table. If I would have only met with the Restaurant Linen Supply rep last week! What a disaster! How can the waiter clean up this mess in front of the customers without the right supplies?
It’s important that employees accomplish their assigned tasks in a timely fashion. They should also deliver a personal, friendly and polite attitude to the customers who visit or interact with your business. As important as these job skills are, your customers also notice how employees look. If a potential client walks into your business and your employees are wearing stained or unprofessional uniforms, he or she may be very likely to walk out or not to buy from your company. Therefore, making sure that every employee uniform looks sharp is a vital component that will affect the success of your business. That is where a quality uniform service can help your business image and overall success.
Choosing the best linen supply service could become a mind-boggling task when you consider the number of linen supply and laundry services that are available.
The question is – how to determine the best linen supply service for your business? It is vital that you choose the right one, based on your company’s needs and requirements. When it comes to ascertaining the dress code for your employees, linen for your tables or beds, you likely don’t have the time, luxury or excess cash to get this choice wrong.