In this blog, we share what DSP & Shuttle Driver Robin loves about her job. Robin has been an employee out of Worthington, MN since 1989. Keep reading below to learn more about Robin in her interview!
I was looking for a job 30 years ago and saw the ad in the newspaper. I thought it would be fun. I really did not know what I was applying for or had any idea about what I would be doing.
I am a pretty patient person and just by doing my job I am making a difference in a persons life.
Just gained a better understanding that everyone wants to be treated as an individual and if you do that, you will be better received.
In the mornings when I pick them up, their day is sort of determined by that first interaction. I always try to greet them with a smile and engage them in small talk to get their day started off in the right direction. I also often times redirect them in a different direction if they had not had a good start at their home or apartment. This is also quality time before the work starts.
Observing the employee being able to independently complete a task and master a skill that I trained them in.
Trying to be fair and equal with everyone that I supervise and meet their needs/demands, but also getting the work done in a timely manner.
Knowing that the workers are safe and happy.
To be patient and do not judge. Everyone is an individual and are here for a reason. Look for the worker’s strengths and focus on those and work around them. Forget about the weaknesses.
1. Get out of debt before I retire
2. Spend the winter months down south.
3. Open a cat shelter.