US company hoists Nigerian flag to celebrate hardworking staff

A United States multinational company Stericycle Inc. has honoured a Nigerian, Mrs. Omolanke Shelle, for her dedication to work and ability to adjust to work within a short period of joining the establishment.

The Nigerian, was a 2012 graduate of Economics from Lagos State University (LASU), who started working with Stericycle through a temporary employment agency when she moved to the U.S. with her family in 2015.

Her employer raised the flag of Nigeria for the day at Aurora, Illinois, to celebrate the distribution center worker whose dedication and work ethic (in just about six months of work).

The American multinational company Stericycle Inc. said in a glowing tribute, “We were impressed by her attitude, work ethic, ability to learn and team spirit.”

Stericycle is an environmental and regulated waste management company, with specialty in the collection and disposal of medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous wastes.

Shelle said that she started working with Stericycle through a temporary employment agency when she moved to the U.S. with her family in 2015.

“When we came to the U.S., I had to work to assist my husband with the bills; besides I want to return to school, so I need money.

“As a temporary staff, I was supposed to work for eight and half hours from 7 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., but I begged them for overtime, which they granted.

“This saw me working for 12 hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on week days and six hours most Saturdays, and I was being paid about $11 per hour,’’ she said.

Shelle, who said she was the only African working at the Aurora centre, added that the Nigerian flag was still hoisting as at the time of filing this report on Saturday morning.