I approached my boss, the Campus Events Director at Washington College about creating a day, or hosting an event for the dining staff. I got the idea after talking with one of the staff members, who made a point of saying that even at staff, faculty and support staff dinners and parties, they never get to relax and be served. The dining hall staff at Washington College are incredible friendly, great at and dedicated to their jobs. They work HARD, and from what I hear are not paid nearly as much. It is rumored that local fastfood restaurants pay more than the college. As a result of these factors, some, or most, have picked up second jobs. I saw one staff member at Pizza Hut working one afternoon. I want to make this event bigger, and expand it to include the housekeeping, secretarial, and buildings and grounds staff. The issue I want to correct is the fact that support staff members are the ones who keep the big operation running smoothly, and they are terribly undervalued. I want their presence on campus to garner more respect, appreciation and attention.