On our company intranet, we have a section called "Employee Spotlight." This is not for employees that are being praised for their hard work, ala Employee of the Month. It's more of a get-to-know section for employees. The employee featured changes on a weekly basis and, as far as I know, is chosen at random. This morning, the employee featured on the spotlight has been changed and is our very own NB. So, this chapter of The NB Diaries is written by NB herself.
Employee Spotlight: New Boss
Division: Finance & Administration
Job title: Director of Accounting
Time at [Company]: 5 months
Job summary: I maintain the daily operations of the accounting department, including the cash room, accounts payable and general ledger departments.
Best part of job: Numbers!
City raised in: Tullahoma, Tenn.
Childhood ambition: I wanted to be one of the June Taylor Dancers.
First job: I worked as a babysitter when I was 12 years old.
Favorite TV shows: A&E TV's Hoarders
Favorite sports team: Cincinnati Reds (I was lucky enough to see the Reds in the playoff and World Series games at Riverfront Stadium in 1990. In case you've forgotten, the Reds swept Oakland.)
Favorite desk/cube accessory: My eraser collection (The Sanford® Magic Rub® is the best eraser on the market today. The PaperMate® Pink Pearl® is way overrated.)
Favorite smells: Cinnamon
Favorite travel destination: The beautiful, rolling hills of Middle Tennessee
Last movie seen: Little Children (a film adaptation of the novel by Tom Perrotta)
Last book read: Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation by Gary L. Francione
Best concert attended: My favorite was Prince at a dress rehearsal on his Purple Rain tour in 1984. Other favorites include Talking Heads (1978), James Brown and Wilson Pickett (1984), Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello (1989), Webb Wilder (1992), George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars (1996), Justin Timberlake (2007) and Lil Wayne with T-Pain (2009).
Perfect meal: Peanut butter sandwich made with whole grain bread
Morning person or night owl: Night owl
Biggest pet peeve: People who ignore or are rude to service workers
Biggest fear: Blood
Can't live without: The Internet
Most people don't know this about me: My husband and I got married in 1987 at the courthouse on my lunch hour.