Q: What do you do here?
A: I handle all the laser-engraving machines. The sales team will receive orders and artwork, which then gets passed on to me. I optimize the layout on CorelDraw and process the artwork through the machines, thus creating the text plates for name badges and stamps.
Q: Which area of the business is your favorite?
A: RubberStampSA is my favorite area to work in. Not only are these jobs simple and quick, but they challenge me to utilize space more efficiently. Rubber comes in standard size sheets so I have to try be economical by getting as many text plates on the sheet as possible.
Q: What motto do you live by?
A: Smile and just be happy!
Q: What would be find you doing in your spare time?
A: I am a sports fanatic! In my spare time I coach ladies soccer and U8’s soccer at Forest Hills Sports Club. I also run a soccer academy for kids aged 6 – 13 years old and am a Herbalife ambassador. When I’m not on the soccer field or coaching, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Zusiphe, my friends and my family. The difficulty comes into planning how to fit all these activities into a 24 hour day!
Q: If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?
A: I’d change the youth’s mentality…teach them to develop a solid work ethic and to practice being responsible rather than making demands and feeling entitled. The only way I changed my own path was to start taking responsibility for my life. This had a knock-on effect on every sphere of my life.
Q: If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?
A: I would be an international life coach and offer training to other aspiring coaches.
Q: Why should customers choose to work with us?
A: If they knew the amount of love we have for our customers! We sit in our weekly meetings thinking up new ways to dazzle our customers and add value to our existing offering. We focus on providing an experience, not just a service. Even the smallest order placed with us, the customer will find a branded coaster or pamphlet or upgraded packaging to make them feel special. Our aim is to provide customers with more than they bargained for, kind of under-selling our offering but over-delivering – in the best way possible! In the unlikely event we make a mistake, we’ll bend over backwards to make it right. We genuinely care about you!
Lastly, some rapid fire questions!
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee – #worklife
Burgers or Pizza?
Beer or Wine?
Chocolate or Chips?
Beach or Bush?
Summer or Winter?