This is the beginning of a long term project. I'm starting a project to tell the story of MasterLube, a five location company in Billings, Montana that changes oil in people's cars.
It's real mission -
At MasterLube we embrace the transitional nature of our business. Employees don’t (and shouldn’t) come to us for a career. They come to us for a paycheck, but we ask them to deliver a standard of service that far exceeds their rate of pay. We are indebted to our employees. Without them and the extraordinary service they provide, we would not be successful.
Our training and development program, which goes beyond just how to change oil, is aimed at making up the difference between what our employees are worth and what they are paid.
We know that each MasterLube employee is on his or her way to somewhere else. They all have a unique definition of success, and they each have a dream. MasterLube employees are future entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, mothers, fathers, and community leaders. Our personal development programs provide insight and life skills every employee needs to discover and live his or her best life.
After years of experience, we discovered that employees with goals, personal insight, confidence, and self-fulfillment not only meet our strict standards but consistently go above and beyond what’s expected of them. Our training program is our mission and serves our mission at the same time.
I've just returned (July 2022) from visiting the company to begin documenting the program and people who work there. Through this project, you'll meet them, learn a bit about their ideals, and glean some insight about what makes this idea so unusual. It's in their mission statement: "Our personal development programs provide insight and life skills every employee needs to discover and live his or her best life."