Tami Forbes of The Key West Key Lime Pie Company was pregnant. Times were rough financially and a maternity leave would mean an even larger burden on her situation. Tami was a very hard worker and an exemplary employee. That didn’t mean much to anyone else as far as her financial situation goes, but she fulfilled a promise of integrity that she would one day hope to share with her child.
As the birth date became closer, the stress was at its peak. That’s when Marcus Lemonis stepped in. Mr. Lemonis understands the importance of taking care of your employees. Tami wasn’t sure what to do, but Lemonis did. His reputation for doing the right thing is a testimony to his generosity. You see, Marcus Lemonis also happens to be a self-made millionaire. He makes a habit of helping failing businesses save jobs and make more money. He uses his own money to accomplish that.
After learning of Tami’s struggle, he once again put his money where his mouth is and gave Tami a well-deserved break. That break came in the form of a six-month maternity leave with a full salary, and a promised salary to cover her maternity leave, with a guarantee of a larger role in the company.