Position: Warehouse Captain
Date of Hire: 2/13/1994
Other Positions Held / Length of Each: Production – 2 years; Assembly – 2 years; Material Handling – 5 years; Quality – 2 years; Shipping & Receiving – 11 years
Favorite Story / Memory during Time Working at Team 1: Tammy said that her favorite Team 1 Plastics story occurred during one of the Winter Parties that the company hosts for the Team Members each year. One of the feature entertainments was singing karaoke. Team 1’s owners, Craig Carrel and Gary Grigowski, were about to sing a Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock song. Gary turned to Craig and in protest asked, “Why am I the girl?” Craig instantly replied, “Because I’m taller.” Tammy said that the audience roared. She went to say that their singing was pretty good, and the performance very memorable.
How has Team 1 helped your Personal and/or Professional Development? “The company has helped me grow as a person. I’ve been able to grow with the company.” Tammy cited all the different departments that she has worked in. She said that the variety of jobs has helped her get different perspectives about the company and about business.
Favorite Aspect of Working at Team 1: Tammy stated, “Team 1 Plastics cares about each Team Member as a person. You are not just a number to them.” She then shared a personal example. A few years ago, she had several surgeries within a month’s time. Tammy said that while she was off work, many Team Members – from Management to Human Resources to Associates – called her to check up on her and see how she was doing. “They truly care about the Team Members.”
What do you want to share about your life outside of Team 1? Early each weekday morning, Tammy and her husband go to the Gym to work out for an hour. She says that they love it! Because they both have to be at work at 6:00 am, their work-out routine requires them to get up at 3:30 am. Tammy said that they’ve been doing this routine for a few years, following a conscious decision to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Of course, getting up that early means that bedtime normally occurs around 8:00 pm. Tammy said that the weekend routine is different because they often have their granddaughter staying with them.
Piece of Advice and/or Encouragement for Future Team 1 Team Members: “Take advantage of all the training that Team 1 offers. It gives you have many opportunities for advancement.”
Random Question: Which political mascot is worse – elephant or donkey? “The donkey!”