People at Work

Laura Calkins, 24, Milan Immediate family: mom, dad and two older sisters Education: Edison High School and EHOVE; graduated from Ohio Business College.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Laura Calkins, 24, Milan

Immediate family: mom, dad and two older sisters

Education: Edison High School and EHOVE; graduated from Ohio Business College.

Occupation: Financial secretary, First United Methodist Church

What was your first job? McDonald's crew person.

Dumbest customer request or question? One person tried to return a fajita he had not bought from our store.

Most embarrassing moment at work? Coming out of the back at McDonald's, the floor had just been moped, and my feet went over my head.

The most challenging part of my job is: Trying to make sure all the funds are where they should be.

Most rewarding? See money go from the collection plate to the funds and then into the community to do some work that's neat.

Most unique habit: I collect bikes and restore them.

Biggest pet peeve? People on cell phones.

Most embarrassing part of your CD collection: I won a rap CD at a carnival; I have nothing against rap, it just wasn't very good.

Favorite childhood memory: They're all good.

Best thing about living in Milan? I'm a biker, so I like riding in a small, quiet town.

What do you like to do when you're not working? Bike.

What's been the best car you've ever owned? 2005 Cavalier

How do you get off the phone with a telemarketer? Usually hang up.

What do you do for exercise? Bike as often as I can.

What's your favorite recreational/leisure activity and why? I enjoy riding and restoring my bikes.

How do you relieve stress? I try not to take anything too seriously.

In high school, everyone thought I: was strange, they voted me most mysterious.

The best advice I ever got was: God takes care of everything.

My dream house would have: a garage for my bikes and be like Barbie's dreamhouse.

A movie that everyone should see is: "Shawshank Redemption."