A day in the life of… OUR PEOPLE



This time’s Day in the Life of Mile recipients, Kirsty Peake and Jo Ann Tonkin, both from Fresh & Clean SA. 

Kirsty Peake

Kirsty is described as being always willing to assist fellow workmates where ever possible, stepping up and taking on challenges and roles with success, enabling her to develop into a reliable and trustworthy asset to the business. She has been a key driver of the increase in productivity and efficiencies whilst maintaining a happy cohesive environment.

1. What time does your day start and end?
I start at 7 am and finish around 3 pm on a good day.

2. What does your job involve?
My previous role was Washroom Supervisor and as of 1st July I moved into the role of Service Schedule Supervisor for First Aid. I am now responsible for the state of service and the scheduling of all first aid jobs, stock ordering and recovery of first aid supplies.

3. What does a typical day involve?
Servicing, monitoring and driving the first aid recoveries and communicating with clients. I am also responsible for the performance of one service tech, Brenda, and a casual Luca.

4. What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
The people I work with.

5. Is there anything you find challenging?
Learning my new position is challenging at the moment.

6. What is the most interesting thing about your job?
We recently had bad bush fires here in Adelaide metro area and a lot of wildlife was badly burnt. I delivered a lot of first aid supplies that we could no longer use to a Koala sanctuary and we recently donated to the RSPCA, which was very rewarding.

7. Who do you typically work closely with?
I work closely with Debra Dixon, Mary Greenshields, Brenda Pawsey and Luca Girolamo.

8. Who has been the most inspirational person you have worked with?
Debra Dixon. She has inspired, challenged, supported, coached and driven me to be my best.

10. How long have you worked at Alsco?
I have been with Alsco for three years as of 2nd July. I started as a service technician, then moved into the washroom as a Supervisor.

11. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Drink, relax and hang out with friends.

12. Where do you go for holidays?
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and caravanning.

13. What are your future plans?
To purchase my own home and buy a new car. I have never owned a brand new car!

Jo Ann Tonkin

Jo Ann is very conscientious and takes pride and ownership of her route and vehicle. She regularly calls in for more work when she finishes and communicates well with operations. Jo Ann has assisted in the training of others no matter the distance and helps in the completion of routes outside of her route at any time without complaint.

1. What time does your day start and end?
I get in the truck at 6 am to start my day and finish around 2.30-3 pm most days.

2. What does your job involve?
My role is driving to Fresh & Clean clients to service them with their washroom hygiene.

3. What does a typical day involve?
My main day is changing over of hygiene units. I do a lot of travelling as my route covers the far south and Fleurieu Peninsular of SA. I greet my customers and provide a great service.

4. What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy meeting and talking with all our customers and leaving their businesses seeing the smiles on their faces.

5. Is there anything you find challenging?
The most challenging part of my job is traffic and maintaining time management.

6. What is the most interesting thing about your job?
Some of the characters you come across and seeing the countryside changing with the seasons.

7. What is the most unusual thing you have had to do?
I have had to change sanitary units on a boat, and I’ve walked over hot melted steel at One Steel in Whyalla.

8. Who do you typically work closely with?
I work closely with Mary Greenshields (Service Schedule Supervisor), Debra Dixon (Service Manager) and the washroom staff.

9. Who has been the most inspirational person you have worked with?
I worked with Nicola Slade when I first started. Nicola was always helpful and approachable.

10. How long have you worked at Alsco?
I have worked for Alsco Fresh & Clean since November 2012 and have always worked in this role.

11. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have a family so I don’t get spare time! I enjoy spending time shopping, mixing with friends.

12. Where do you go for holidays?
I went to Darwin on my last lot of holidays. We like to go camping.

13. What are your future plans?
To pay my house off, buy a new car and I am looking forward to grandchildren arriving one day.

 

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