Position: Warehouse Assistant
Date of Hire: 6/4/1997
Other Positions Held: Production Assistant; Quality; Captain; Material Handling
Favorite Story / Memory during Time Working at Team 1: The annual social gatherings, hosted by Team 1 Plastics, have become some of Wanda’s favorite memories during her almost 20 years of working at the company. “I enjoy the company gatherings – the winter and summer parties.” She recalled one party, in particular, at the plant a few years ago that included grilled hamburgers and participation in games. “We all get together and have a good time.”
How has Team 1 helped your Personal and/or Professional Development? Wanda said that Team 1 has helped her build her self-confidence, providing her with courage to try other positions. “I don’t doubt myself so much anymore. My experience here at Team 1 has been great!” And, she added, that in any position that she has taken, management and other Team Members have always been helpful.
Favorite Aspect of Working at Team 1: Referring to management and the owners, “They know you personally. They know you by name. They say, ‘Hi,’ when they walk by.” Wanda also mentioned the work atmosphere at Team 1. “The majority of the time, it’s a relaxed environment.”
What do you want to share about your life outside of Team 1? Wanda likes to be outside. She enjoys planting flowers and going for walks and bike rides. She has two grandkids that she loves spending time with, including playing in the pool with her four-year-old grandson. And, Wanda said, she likes the casino.
Piece of Advice and/or Encouragement for Future Team 1 Team Members: Wanda said what she usually tells a new Team Member is that attendance is very important and that you need to have a good work ethic. “Take pride in your job. Even though, I’ve been here nearly 20 years, I come in every day working to keep my job.”
Random Question: Have you even owned a lava lamp? Laughingly, Wanda answered, “Yes, I have.” Then, she explained, “They are relaxing just like fish tanks. I like fish tanks.” Then, Wanda confessed that she still owns a lava lamp – one that’s packed away in her garage.