Ice Breaker – Jobs

Each week on The Stretched Blog, we ask an ice breaker question.  The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community.  I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments.  While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

This week’s question is inspired by the upcoming Labor Day holiday.  Whether you earn money or not, we all have a “job”.  Maybe it’s keeping the house in order, caring for the kids, or going to school.  This week’s question is all about your job.

Question:  What’s your job?  (Pretty simple.)

My Answer:  I’m an operations manager for Siemens Industry, Inc.  Our company designs and installs building automation systems in buildings around the Greater Philadelphia area.  I’ve worked for Siemens for 16 1/2 years.  My past positions have included project engineer and project manager.  I’ve been an operations manager for ~5 years.  I love what I get to do on a daily basis.  My primary responsibility is to manage and lead a team of engineers, technicians, installers, and support staff in an effort to satisfy and blow away the expectations of our customers and to be profitable for our shareholders.  I especially pride myself on leading with integrity and helping my team members succeed in their projects and careers.  I’m so thankful for my job.

There you have it – my answer.  Now, it’s your turn.  Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment.  I look forward to reading your response!