Today we're saying happy four year MERJE anniversary to our fantastic Head of Business Support, Jo Donlon!
Leading the support team, keeping MERJE ticking over every day and handling even the most bizarre of requests can't be easy, but Jo takes everything in her stride and we're so glad to have her.
Congratulations Jo and thank you for everything you do at MERJE!
What has been your biggest achievement in your 4 years working with us?
Successfully taking 35 staff on the Summer Social to Barcelona and bringing all 35 back in one piece!
What is your favourite aspect of your job?
I don’t have one, I love my job as a whole, not many people can say that.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to progress in a HR / Administration career?
Never underestimate the importance of supporting your colleagues, without a great admin/support team a business cannot function.
What is the most valuable thing that you have learned whilst working at MERJE?
That work doesn’t have to be ‘hard work’.
What has surprised you most in your four years?
The way the business has not only survived but prospered in spite of COVID.
Do you have a hidden talent that helps with your job?
Now that would be telling!
What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
How would you describe MERJE in 3 words?
Fun, honest, welcoming
If you had to choose 3 members of the MERJE team to be part of your zombie apocalypse crew, who would you choose and why?
Andrew Varty - he is a very practical/capable man
Mike Ayres - arguably the funniest guy I know and you've got to keep laughing when faced with an apocalypse
Karen Buxton - if all else fails, we could open the bar and blot out the impending doom...