Let's Meet Dhavidy
Dhavidy is Millbrook’s efficient Laundry Supervisor, he might only be young but he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he is able to share with his friends and colleagues. Dhavidy also has a fantastic attitude which makes him a pleasure to work with. Calling Queenstown his home for more than five years, when Dhavidy is not ensuring the resort's laundry is functioning to perfection, you will see him out and about exploring Queenstown with his friends, or tucking into Flames famous Ribs and Chips!
Tell Us About yourself
Originally from Brazil, Minas Gerais (which is the best state for its culinary dishes) I came to New Zealand knowing that I was going to call this country home and when I arrived in Queenstown, I knew that this was the place for me! My love for new experiences and cultures has kept me travelling around the world. I love spending time with friends and sharing experiences with them. I also take my responsibility very seriously, always trying to give my best - in my work life, friendship and all other aspects of my life. This personality trait has allowed me to be where I am now and certainly will allow me to achieve more in the future.
What does your typical day at Millbrook like?
As everyone will say who works here, no two day are the same. As the laundry supervisor one day I will be working in the office completing administration duties - replying to emails, purchasing supplies for housekeeping and laundry, and then the next day I am out on the floor helping out the housekeeping team and making sure our five-star standards are being met by performing quality control on the outgoing linen.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the people and the place itself. Having a mixture of nationalities and cultures makes the workplace ever more exciting. This is particularly important in housekeeping as we have a large mixture of cultures. To celebrate this we have a pot luck dinner where staff members are encouraged to bring a plate from their culture to share with the team. This is always a lot of fun and it is great to taste everyone’s dishes!
What is it that makes Millbrook so special?
Our location, Millbrook is without question one of the most beautiful resorts in New Zealand. We must not forget about the friendly staff which is a big part of the experience while working or staying here also.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
It was from a person very dear to me, this person once said, "No matter what you do in life, try and give your best."