What do you enjoy most about working for MedComm?
Where to start? I enjoy everything about my job, but if I had to pick what I enjoy most, it would have to be the people. From management on down through the files and ranks, I don’t think you could find a more friendly, easygoing, productive, and professional group of associates on the planet. Knowing I get to come in each day and work with such a superb group makes working here a joy.
How does MedComm make you feel valued as an employee?
From the competitive wages, to the company outings and functions, to quarterly bonus earnings, to the potential for furthering education and advancement, to excellent benefits packages; and to the positive attitudes of leads, supervisors, and managers; and their willingness to educate and share information and insight . . . it all rolls into one. I feel more valued (and more valuable) here than anywhere else that I have been employed. It’s often the sum of all the little things that MedComm does right.
How long have you been working at MedComm?
This June will mark my three-year anniversary with MedComm. Three outstandingly wonderful years, and I look forward to many more.
What professional values are most important to you?
Attention to details, all details. And an even temperament when dealing not only with coworkers and clients, but with frustrating tasks and issues. Pay attention to the details, keep a level-head, and everything else falls into place.
During your tenure with MedComm, how have you developed in your career?
Although three years is a relatively short time in the big scheme of things, I feel I have developed tremendously since I started here, most notably, in focus and efficiency. In past jobs, I had many tasks to juggle and often got out of focus and overwhelmed, causing me to be less accurate and more disorganized. Working here has taught me to focus and manage my time in a much better way now, even though I still have many tasks to accomplish. Staying focused and organized keeps me accurate and efficient. My multitasking skills seem to have improved as well, and my good relationships with coworkers keep me on an even keel with a positive attitude. I certainly hope to continue this growth and improvement as my skills and tenure grow.
During your tenure with MedComm, what are three career lessons you have learned?
It may sound oversimplified, but it has certainly been true and workable for me, so we’ll keep this one short and sweet and say; three important career lessons I have learned here are: a) Don’t take anything for granted; b) Don’t try to do too much You’re not Superman; and c) Don’t become so comfortable or complacent that you try to do too little.
What is the most important aspect of your job?
As with any job, respect for your job and those you work with are always at the top of the list. As for my specific job and tasks here, I would say being efficient and accurate would be the most important, because a lot of my tasks directly affect others I work with, as well, as patients and clients. If I do not accomplish my tasks in a timely manner with little to no errors, the effects could easily snowball, and we could have angry customers and upset employees.
What is your personal mantra?
Woo hoo! Another easy one – Don’t sweat the small stuff . . . and it’s ALL small stuff. Just coming in to work with such excellent people keeps me positive and focused on my job at hand. I give my best every single day. Although I may make errors or have bad days or experience bumps in the road, I’ve learned not to sweat those things, to shake them off, learn from errors, and move on.
You are happiest when . . .?
I could oversimplify here also and say, ‘When I have a hot cup of coffee, a full plate of biscuits and gravy, and I’m being super productive,’ which would be true. But I’ll take the sentimental road here and say what truly makes me happy at work is making the people around me happy; and when they take an interest in me or my work. After all, your co-workers are people you spend almost one third of your life with. I’ve come to love them all like family. And with any luck, the same sentiments resound from them to me also.
Name three interesting things about you that your co-workers might now know.
Another one to keep short and sweet, so here goes.
a. I was adopted as a newborn, well 2 weeks old anyway, and have never had a desire to search for or know my biological parents.
b. I have never been able to blow a bubble with any kind or quantity of gum.
c. Although I seem silly and aloof quite a bit at work and [I] am always looking for smiles and laughs, I take my job very seriously even though it might now look that way. After all, just like my personal mantra says, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff”. Stevenator over and out!