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This Manager Went the Extra Mile for His Customers During the Pandemic—Here’s What it Taught Him

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Chris, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch manager in North Carolina.

The Kill Devil Hills branch of Enterprise Rent-A-Car was getting ready for a busy season on the Outer Banks of North Carolina when the pandemic forced it to close. Branch manager Chris and his colleagues were relocated to a branch about 53 miles away—but that didn’t stop him from returning to check on his regular customers like Mrs. M. “She seemed very worried and said she was terrified of going out,” he says.

In this video, Chris explains how helping Mrs. M with buying groceries and other errands taught him lessons he now applies to his life and work. (And don’t miss this video about how employees at the Valencia, CA, branch came together during the pandemic.)