It's with great pride and a renewed faith in the future of this company that we introduce our new Crew Operations Manager, Missy Salatto. Although she's new to life as a crewing company, she's not new to crewing. She brings with her a roster of talented and experienced stagehands and technicians across the country.
"Her first week on the job and [Missy] successfully staffed 5 shows in various cities across three states. It was impressive how quickly and effectively she worked and I'm eager to see what kind of changes she plans to implement." says outgoing Director of Crew Operations, Brandon Cruz.
Missy realizes she has challenges to face. There is increasing concern how legislation will continue to impact the labor market. It's no surprise that the Gig Economy is strong in California, consider the cost of living. So it's also not a surprise that California continues to corral and sheppard over its population of freelance contractors. Certainly, their rights and protections are top of mind, but we can be assured the State will continue enforcement of statutes and regulations concerning tax revenue, unemployment benefits, workers comp coverage and indemnity.
But she seems to take things in stride, and while we migrate our freelance community to part-time seasonal employees, she's already looking forward to the advantages of reclassification. The most impactful is our ability to train and manage. Among her goals, including a complete overhaul to payroll processing, is to return to the dynamic and scalable workforce we were in the early days, when we were only a handful of techs.
"We're really excited to have her onboard. He energy and enthusiasm is infectious and you can't help but be excited around her. Our clients like her, our techs respect her and she's immediately adapted in our office culture. It's awesome to see here just jump right in." says Jake Evans, Crew Operations Manager, LA/OC Region.
So please join us in welcoming Missy. We wish you the best of luck and prosperity. ✌🏼