I am excited to finally be a part of the System Builder team! It seems like only yesterday when I started at Microsoft as a Customer Service Representative in Product Support and Services (PSS). The year was 1998, the good ole days, when Monica Lewinsky, a balanced budget, and Viagra were headliners. Steve Ballmer, 42,was appointed president of Microsoft and Windows 98 was released worldwide!
I have had the pleasure of becoming both a Duty Manager and a Support Engineer for the Windows support team in PSS. I worked the graveyard shift the entire time which was great while my 4 children were growing up.
Eight years is a long time in any industry these days let alone the tech industry. I was told along time ago that in order to live a healthy and successful life you need 3 passions outside of work and family. I believe you can tell a lot about a person if you know their hobbies and passions, so I would like to share mine with you:
1. Sports! I love sports, any sport (including Curling); however, football is my favorite to watch and play. The Dallas Cowboys are my team, though I am not sure what we are going to do with T.O. I found myself rooting for the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, since there is just something wrong with Pittsburg. Maybe the 10 years I spent in Houston watching them beat the Oilers…nah J.
2. Video Games! If it weren’t for Age of Empires, EverQuest and now Dungeons and Dragons Online I would have received my degree sooner, paid off all of my bills, traveled the world, found a cure for cancer, achieved peace in the Middle East……..
3. Reading! Doesn’t matter what I read or why I am reading it. I just love to read. There is nothing better than reading a book they make into a movie only to criticize the director and explain to your friends how much better the book was. Can you say DaVinci Code?
In any event, I am truly excited to be a part of this team. Is there a better job than this? To travel across the states teaching people how to make money using a product you believe in? Answer in two letters or less.
I look forward to working with you soon!