HRCC Coordinator Julie Moser knows what it means to fight for her life. After beating breast cancer, this military spouse and mother of two has gone on to start a non-profit where she helps other cancer survivors and their families. Continue reading to learn more about Julie's inspiring story and why she thinks Hilton is the best place to work for veterans and military spouses.
Tell us about your military spouse experience?
My military spouse experience has been one of the most humbling in my lifetime. I get the privilege to be among a group that is needed the most to keep our Soldier's minds at ease while they are deployed or on a mission. To say I am a proud military spouse in an understatement. Even though our journey has had its up and down with moving around, multiple deployments, and medical health issues, we will keep moving forward one step at a time.
What brought you to Hilton?
My journey with Hilton began on a late sleepless night browsing through social media. The chemo treatments I was going through kept me awake most nights. I just had my fourth treatment and was not able to work my current job at the time, as I needed a lot of time off. My husband was brought back from deployment to help me go through cancer treatments, take care of our family, pay the bills and be in a role that he was not familiar with. Side effects from treatments kept me from working full time and I really needed to find a way to bring in some kind of income.
This job opening could not have come at a better time. It helped bring in income and working at home helped with not having to deal with others staring because I didn't have hair, or putting on office clothes when there were days that I was so swollen from steroid medications.
What skills do you use most in your position today that you gained from your experience as a military spouse?
Being an active listener and having the patience to understand that someone may be just going through a bad day is what helps me the most. I have also learned to give the elderly or someone that may have English as their second language a few more moments of my time to be sure I understand them. As a military spouse that has dealt with many different other military families, it sometimes takes just a few more moments to listen and figure out how I can help.
How has joining the Hilton team had an impact on you and your family?
Joining the Hilton team has had a huge positive impact on my family. I am the founder of a nonprofit, Pink Warrior Angels of Central Texas that helps cancer survivors and their families with some financial assistance, emotional support, and even a mentoring program from survivor to survivor. My work schedule allows me the flexibility to also run my nonprofit, which is 100% volunteer based. I am able to build my work hours around my family time, nonprofit work, crazy military missions, and bring in some income to supplement the financial impact that my family has been through.
Go Hilton has also helped my family be able to stay in places we would have otherwise not have afforded including helping me and my kids to be able to visit our solider while he was away at school for a quick weekend trip.
What do you enjoy most about working for Hilton and why do you think that Hilton is a good fit for veterans and military spouses?
The thing that I love most about working for Hilton is the impact it has with helping veterans and military spouses to keep jobs that are just as diverse as the military itself can be. Hilton gives opportunities to those who have given the biggest sacrifice to our country, both veterans and military spouses.
Thank you Julie for the sacrifices you and your family have made. Your story is an inspiration to many and we appreciate all that you do to share the light and warmth of hospitality with our customers!
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