PEOPLE AT WORK

Josie Garcia, 52, of Norwalk. Immediate family: Husband, Jesse; daughters, Nicole and Trina; and sons, Chris and Jesse.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Josie Garcia, 52, of Norwalk.

Immediate family: Husband, Jesse; daughters, Nicole and Trina; and sons, Chris and Jesse.

Education: A 1972 graduate of Amken Vocational High School, Canton.

Occupation: Durable Corp. in sales/customer service for 16 years. I take calls from customers, enter orders, quote products from specifications.

What do you like best about your job: It's like a family here and I love everybody I work with. It's been a tough year since the fire, but we have all pulled together to get through it. We all are looking forward to moving back into our new building.

What was your first job?: Manners Big Boy hostess for $1.50 an hour.

Dumbest customer request or question? I was always told there's no dumb questions.

Most embarrassing moment at work? When the big black bird crashed into my window while I was talking to a customer and I screamed.

What is your dream job? I always wanted to have a little Italian deli.

The most challenging part of my job is: Getting work done on time in between phone calls.

Most rewarding?: Customer satisfaction.

Most unique habit: Lipstick I have to have it on.

Biggest pet peeve? The bed has to be made before I leave the house.

Biggest guilty pleasure? Fruit pie, I love to bake, but shouldn't eat it.

Most embarrassing part of your CD collection: It's my CD collection don't listen if you don't like.

Favorite childhood memory: My mom would make a tent with a sheet over the clothes line and we would have Kool-Aid and a snack in there.

Best thing about living in Norwalk? My job, my friends and small-town living.

Biggest complaint? Don't have any I like it here.

What do you like to do when not working? I love to cook I watch a lot of the Food Network chefs.

What's been the best car you've ever owned? The car I have now a 99 Mercury Mystique.

What do you do for exercise? Walk, everyday I try, and housework.

What's your favorite recreational activity? I love yard work, gardening and going to the beach.

How do you relieve stress? Hold my breath and count to 10.

Name your favorite place to eat: Casa Fiesta.

My dream house would have: A house keeper/cleaning lady.