What Do People and Their Work Deserve?

What Do People and Their Work Deserve?

by Michael Feeley March 10, 2020


When I think about the people we work with I think of these wise words by the English poet
Percy Bysshe Shelley:

‘There is no real wealth but the labor of man.’

The people on our team are the most valuable and important people we know. They’re professionals – reliable, flexible, compassionate, creative, friendly, generous, available with solutions and results whenever it is needed. They consistently come through and work hard offering help and top services:

  • Cleaning your homes
  • Washing your laundry
  • Teaching
  • Gardening
  • Painting
  • Driving taxis
  • Picking up your garbage
  • Cooking and baking
  • Picking up food and supplies
  • Fixing your internet and wiring
  • Delivering water to your home
  • Pumping gas and fixing your cars and trucks
  • Sweeping the road daily
  • Builders, artists, office workers, carpenters, government officials, plumbers, volunteers…

These people come and go from your homes and businesses daily. They each have a story. They have names and full lives. They’re real people and the real reason Saba is what it is because of the great pride they take in their work and the exceptional Saban hospitality they offer.
It’s Sabatude.

Their desire to help you is BIG and modest. Not showy or egotistical. They do their work, using their minds and hands and hearts. Sometimes you don’t even see them.

Be aware of the people around you and show your appreciation — express your thanks. They’re your fellow man who work with you throughout your day as you visit and vacation at a hotel or rental property or stay with friends.

What do we owe every one of these people?

Certainly they deserve fair pay and tips for their daily work but also respect, without superiority – without exploitation or any sense that they are less than you or me. Less equal. Less smart. Less deserving.

Economist Thorstein Veblen passionately asserts:

‘Labor wants pride and joy in doing work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful
or useful, to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.’

There you have it. That’s the ‘REAL Saba Team at SABA Island Properties

We thank you all!

Thanks – Michael

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Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

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Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

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London ON Canada

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