posted June 21, 2012 by alexis |
meet doug howard, our very own 30-something justin bieber and self-proclaimed “total package.” because he’s a packaging engineer. so clever, this one. besides being generally brilliant at his job, he’s recently been racking up air miles flying back and forth for line-trials of next year’s top secret launch—with nary a complaint. (at least not to any of us.)
congrats on being named our newest employee of the month. with a title like “the total package,” you’d almost think the honor would have come sooner, huh?
my title adds a little weight to every situation. thankfully it’s a self-proclaimed title so, no, not really. not with the team we have at method. everyone’s an all-star.
did it feel extra special being crowned at the company offsite last week?
I’m not one to shy away from attention. (editor’s note: understatement) so, yeah, it was awesome to be recognized in front of everyone. people flew half way around the world just to see me receive this award, which makes it even more special.
I’m not sure that’s exactly how it happened, but we’ll let it slide. it was a mid-month win. your reign will be over before it’s even started. how do you plan to make the most of your royal status in the next two weeks?
the way I see it, it’ll only take me two weeks to leave a lasting impact or it took two weeks to sanitize the trophy and crown after philthy. honestly though, I was traveling to some of our production factories the first half of the month anyway. it’s nice to be in the office to be able to spend as much time as I can with everyone here. it’s great to work in a place where it feels like a big family. plus, I’m starting to plant seeds to be the first repeat winner so I can get a full month of riches.
I won’t ask how that’s going. onto the important stuff: what’s in your Vault of Edible Riches? do you share?
of course I share. it’ll be an edible riches fest with the crew on my floor. and well, you can come too, if you’d like. now, to figure out how to get the key to the vault…
tell us about your Perk of Significance.
my perk was a gift certificate to sports basement (a local sporting goods store) to buy some new gear since I just purchased a road bike. and being that I like to give back to the community, I used the gift certificate to buy some spandex biking gear and it is tight. so ladies of sf…you’re welcome.
um, thanks? so obviously we can’t all be the total package, but maybe you could at least give the rest of us some advice on what it takes to be employee of the month?
oddly enough, I was barely in the office, traveling to factories, leading up to my nomination. maybe distance makes the heart grow fonder. so I guess my advice is don’t come to work if you want.
that’s terrible advice. don’t do that. thanks doug.