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First of all, welcome back for another amazing season! So much has happened since Season 3. Most importantly, I am over-the-moon excited about Rachel's pregnancy! I almost thought it was never going to happen, and now it's finally here.
At the same time that Rachel and I are bringing a new addition into our family, we're also in the middle of expanding our company and bringing in new people at a rapid pace. With Brad's departure and the speed that our company is growing, we have no time to waste. In true Rachel fashion, pregnant or not, she's still working herself like crazy taking on one project after another. With the launch of the Rachel Zoe collection, Rachel needs to figure out a way to step back a bit so she can take care of herself through her pregnancy.
The digital media side of things, including Rachel's daily newsletter, "The Zoe Report," is sort of my baby, and we've expanded a ton since we started in 2009. Now I need to help Rachel to feel comfortable enough to bring in some new blood onto the styling side of things to help with all of the extra work that comes with a fast growing company. This is going to be no easy feat after everything that's happened with our staff at RZ Inc. in the past two years. Even my own wife forgets that as fun as everything we do at RZ Inc. is, it's still a business, and I come from a business background, so I actually do know what I'm talking about when it comes to running this company.
Why doesn't Rachel make employees sign non-compete agreements where one agrees not to work in the same industry for x years? All corporations do this with employees who are "in the know" about production of the brand. Seems so simple to stop being a victim.
Roger, you and Rachel are great, love the show, the newsletter, etc. But, I love you more without the facial hair :( JMO. Can't wait for next weeks show...
Congrats, Rodger! You seem so happy, I hope it continues.
I think all of you need to get a tougher skin when it comes to people leaving your company. While I was so happy to see Taylor go (was she really as toxic in person as she appeared on the show) it did seem her leaving was different than Brads. He, like you, seemed to feel the stress last year and while it seemed obvious to many viewers that he wasn't ready to live up to Rachel's pace of work, he did have a lot of love for the job and the people involved. While it may not have registered that he wanted more of a personal life than he was having at RZInc, it was very obvious from what we saw on film last season.
I do have concerns about Rachel repeating the lesson over and over with Jerimiah. Meaning, guess what, he's going to leave soon too, it's inevitable. People need to spread their own wings and fly, and if your own wife's schedule drives you insane, just think about those who aren't as emotionally invested.
Hey Rodger, Just want you to know how much I enjoy seeing you and Rachel awaiting your baby boy. I have to say though Rachel saying she won't be used again is kind of difficult for her to control. Lets face it, It's business. In business people move on to bigger and better things every day. Your business is no different. Unless like someone else mentioned having all new employees sign a "no compete" contract there really is nothing you can do if they choose to leave your company. One pet peeve I have about your blog is pretending your isn't born yet and you saying you can't wait to meet him. I don't know maybe its just me, I realize your suppose to blog about the episode, but please don't "dumb" it down by pretending certain events haven't happened yet.
I totally get it that you are talking about things as if they haven't happened yet. You aren't the first to blog this way, and it is the way it should be done imo.
You look so ecstatic and excited...it's great to see you finally becoming a dad. You and Rachel are in for the ride of your lives...savor every moment because it goes by in the blink of an eye!
I owned a business, and so did my dad, and I know how much it costs in terms of resources to train somebody. When they leave and you have to start that costly process all over again, it is very discouraging. People who have never run their own business really have no idea. I think you should seriously consider making key personnel sign a no-compete contract. This is actually a common and acceptable business practice, and will help protect your investment in "green" new-hires. Good luck and God bless you and your family!
I wish more men were as accepting as you are. I have to constantly fight with my husband for me to keep my last name. And here you are helping your wife with her business. Good luck to you!!! RZ is a lucky woman
Hello, Rodger! I am a Registered Nurse, and man have I worried about Rachel, healthwise I mean. Vertigo can be positively crippling. I too, have a stressful job, and it takes work to balance the absolute love of my family, and the love of my work. I too have been guilty of putting my work before my health, oh yeah, it makes my darling Husband crazy too! This season is a real treat for me, not only because I really enjoy the show, but it is so nice to see Rachel get her tummy, and that lovely glow only a pregnant woman can have! I am so happy for the two of you. As a L&D Nurse, it always warms the heart to see happy, excited, grounded, parents. We are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary next week, and I have to say, my heart still skips a beat when he walks into the room. Our children are adults and our grandson is three, life just keeps getting better. God Bless!