I am a scheduler, too, and have been scheduling since 1997. One representative I schedule often told me last week that she's a funeral director in her real life and she would rather embalm a body than do my job! But I love what I do, too and the people I meet (even if just by phone or e-mail) and the variety of jobs I get to work with.
Agreed on all points. For me, it also shows the worth of this contest.
In my case I haven't worked with Barbry or her company. They have very few shops in my area, but I recently applied for a hotel shop with her company. It would have been my first hotel shop as well and I said so in my application. Another shopper was chosen. A few days after a form rejection email Barbry sent a personal email saying she wanted to consider me but the fact I had never worked for her company was the deciding factor to give the shop to someone else. With this personal contact she helped build a bridge for future shops. With her recognition in this contest I know her act was business as usual. It reinforces that positive feeling I received from only one contact with her.
Happily shopping Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut
Great interview. I've never worked with this scheduler, but I look forward to doing so in the future. I also noticed that the interviewer did a lot of research prior to formulating the questions. Well done!
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