Q&A with Sergio Cabrera
“Happy Circle Drive Guy”. “Mr. Smiles”. “Peace Sign Man”. “Sodexo Friend”. No matter the rain, the snow, the heat, the cold, he is at the circle drive every morning, every week, every year. He is not just there conducting traffic, but he is always greeting you, always smiling, always waving--and he is doing all of this not because he HAS to, but because he WANTS to. His name? Sergio Ricardo Cabrera.
I worked for Sodexo for 10 years and started working at Stevenson in 2009, so I have been here for 9 years.
For me, I work every day. I work at Stevenson and I work at another job. For me, my day starts at 5 in the morning until 11-12 at night- all working. I get here at 6 in the morning and leave at 2:30. Then I go to a middle school in Deerfield for cleaning until 11. Every day Monday through Friday or Monday through Saturday.
Yes and no. For example, today yes I am tired and feeling down… but for me and my family, I want to work.
I always smile. I like the people. When I smile in the morning, I don’t know, it is good for others, it is good for me, it is good for everybody. Saying “hi” and “good morning” I like it.