Philly Temps’ Employee of the Month for August 2014: Tina Welsch

August 1st, 2014

Meet Philly Temps’ Employee of the Month for August 2014: Tina Welsch

Born and raised in Germany, Tina has been traveling the world since getting her degree in English and French translation from the University of Saarland in Saarbrucken. Being a freelance translator and fluent in three languages helped to make these adventures possible. Tina has also shown her altruistic nature by donating translation services to such international charities as Habitat for Humanity.

Tina moved to the Philadelphia area in 2010 and joined the Philly Temps shortly thereafter. Her quiet and professional demeanor and ability to remain calm, productive and pleasant under any circumstance have made her a huge asset to our Convention Services department. When there is a large group at the Convention Center we can count on Tina to keep clients, staff and attendees happy.

We have even brought Tina into our office upon occasion to help with administrative duties, so don’t be surprised if the next time you call Philly Temps, the August 2014 Employee of the Month answers the phone.

We recently sat down with Tina to try to get to know her a little better.


Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?
Tina Welsch (TW): I have lived in the Philly area for the past 4 years.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
TW: I saw an ad on craigslist.org.

PT: How did you start working for Philly Temps?
TW: I sent in my resume and was called in for an interview. I started working conventions shortly thereafter.

PT: What is your previous work experience?
TW: I am a translator and German teacher.

PT: What are your long term career goals?
TW: I would like to continue to work as a translator and teacher while at the same time working conventions.

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies?
TW: One of my passions is making jewelry. I also love to travel and explore new cultures. Being from Germany, I try to go to Europe and visit family as often as I can.

PT: Are you involved in your community?
TW: Yes, I teach German at our local night school.

PT: What has your experience as a temp been like thus far?
TW: Working as a temp has been a great experience.  Being a freelance translator, I work from home which can be a challenge. Working as a temp allows me to still pursue my career as a translator while also being able to work conventions, be among people, get to know people from all over the world and break away from the solitude of my home office.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps?
TW: Helping an international attendee who doesn’t speak English and making them feel welcome is the best experience.

PT:How has Philly Temps helped you?
TW: Philly Temps gave me my first job after moving to the US. They made me feel at home, they always have an open ear and they help me fit my work schedule around the other commitments that I have. I’ve been with Philly Temps for three years and I still love it. I also have made many friends working with Philly Temps and I believe they will be my friends for years to come.

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