This week’s “Why Draper” segment features Jodie Reece. Jodi is another member of our crack, award-winning customer service department. You’ll understand if she might want to check her office supply drawer every now and then for mice or cockroaches after reading her story.
How did you come to be working at Draper?
I want to say I was blessed with my employment at Draper. I had worked for seven and a half years for the State of Indiana when the facility I was employed at closed. I had always heard great things about Draper from friends of mine employed here. I applied to both Draper and for another job with the state. I was offered the state job and accepted a position w/Family Social Services. I worked there about four months when I received a call to interview at Draper. I felt like it was a sign so I interviewed and accepted a temp position, leaving my full time position with almost eight years vested. It was a gamble that paid off! I worked my temp position for about three months before I was offered full time. I haven’t even considered looking elsewhere.
What do you like best about your job?
It always puts a smile on my face when a conversation or an email ends with the customer stating they are keeping my contact information so they can reach me directly in the future. I love to get those calls from a customer who says remember me? You helped me with this situation …
What are some of your funniest moments at Draper?
I have worked three different jobs since I hired in at Draper, and in my last position I had an office in the plant. The guys who worked nearby were always pulling pranks on me. Just to mention a few: I found a plastic cockroach in my paper clips, a fake mouse under my desk and a hidden White Castle that was stinking up my office!
What do you like to do in your time away from Draper?
Spending time outdoors with my family is what makes me the happiest. I have a couple of four-wheelers and enjoy trail riding. I love to camp and fish. I also coach girls’ softball.
Tell us about your family:
I have a beautiful daughter named Macey who will be 12 on Valentine’s Day. She is very smart and witty, like her mom! She has played softball since she was four. She plays locally and with a travel league. She is a very talented first baseman and can hit the ball like a beast. Macey has been recruited to play up an age group two years in a row. We have two dogs, a cat, and a three year old fair-won goldfish. I am also lucky enough to have a great man in my life that I plan to marry someday.