It is with such excitement and minor selfish sadness that we say goodbye to Margaret in our main office in PG, BC. However, we are not letting her get away that easily. Margaret has been with us at Solutions for over 7 years and although her and her husband’s dreams of moving to Vancouver Island is becoming a reality, she will continue to be a crucial part of our HR dept. as a remote worker from her new home.
The presence Margret creates in our office is second to none. I wish I could put it into words. Known for her kind heart and approachable nature, Margaret tends to lend council to the best of us around here. With compassion and insight, she always has the best advice. Her lively, vibrant character lights up the office. Some of the other words Margaret’s co-workers/friends used to describe her was compassionate, free-spirited, hilarious, helpful, adventurous but the word everyone used to describe Margret is kind.
In an attempt to give you an opportunity to get to know Margaret the way we all have, I sat down with her to ask her some fun questions.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from? It was from my oldest sister, “Never give up on your goals”
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? “Watermelon”
What’s one item you want to own that you don’t? “Property in Mexico”
Have you ever met anyone famous? “Yeah, Lots of bands not that I’m a groupie, lol”
What’s your guilty pleasure? Without a second guess she quickly replied “Margarita’s”
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really bad at? “Walking up stairs, lol”
What is your favorite day of the week or season? “My favourite day of the week is Friday, favourite season is summer.”
What was the best concert you ever attended? “Interestingly it was last Friday night. Burton Cummings” Sigh…
Where’s your favorite place in the world? “Hard to choose between Isla Mujeres, Mexico and Puerto Morelos, Mexico”
What’s your favorite movie? “Lord of the Rings”
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? “B**chin’ blue”
At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? “Voyageur Soap and Candle for aromatherapy supplies”
Getting to sit down with Margaret for this interview quickly reminders me why we at Solutions Staffing are so fortunate to not only have her as part of our team but as part of our lives. Her is passion for life and wit create such a presence in a room, leaving anyone around her smiling and feeling comfortably welcome. I have no doubt that she will be making many friends in her new town. Best wishes Margaret and Derek on this new chapter in life.