A Job well done, several jobs actually

August 1st, 2017

Our employee of the month for August has a constant smile, a willingness to get the job done and she exudes a positive energy that uplifts the people around her. She also happens to be a dedicated, professional and talented person who performs the tasks of each assignment we give her without hesitation. We have not found the task yet that Anna could not perform with verve and excellence.

Anna happens to be on vacation this week in Monsagro, Salamanca (population 149), but she took the time to answer a few questions for us.

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area? 

Anna R (AR): I was born in Philadelphia, but lived eleven years in San Francisco and a couple years in Spain. We have been back in Philly for the last seventeen years.

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

AR:  My main profession has been dancer and dance teacher. I focus on Flamenco from Spain but have also been involved in Ballet and Modern dance my whole life. I taught Spanish Dance at University of the Arts (two blocks from Philly Temps & Perm Office) for fourteen years, but have supplemented my Arts income with office and restaurant jobs, also designing and sewing costumes for dancers. I also ran my own Spanish Dance company.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

AR: I heard about Philly Temps from a Facebook friend. It had been such a long time since I did office work that I was not sure it would work out-but the Philly Temps folks helped me figure out what skills I had that could be applied to the jobs they staff.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

AR:  I think the most memorable job I did for Philly Temps was the promotion for a Scottish Whiskey company at Dilworth Plaza. I was helping the public take practice golf putts and enjoying my coworkers dressed in kilts and masks. I think every Center City character showed up that day-even Philly Jesus.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

AR: My long-term goals are not to have long term goals! I will continue teaching dance-especially to our Philly public school kids-and continue trying new things until my path becomes clear.

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

AR: I dance, teach dance, support dance! And I love to cook and eat. And I have an eighteen-month-old granddaughter I adore.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

AR:  My advice for prospective employees of Philly Temps is: try whatever opportunities are presented to you, you never know what hidden skills you may have, and get to know your fellow Philly Temps workers-everyone has an interesting story you can learn from. And one more thing: be on time, like I tell my dance students-showing up is the most important path to success!

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