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Employee of the year 2011: Rachel Armstrong
Our lovely Office Assistant Rachel won employee of the year for 2011 and got her mitts on a shiny new iPad. We thought we’d conduct an interview, with questions being asked by various members of staff, to find out what she’s been up to in her year at Fluid Creativity.
Rachel originally went to college to do a hairdressing apprenticeship but decided it wasn’t for her, and after working in retail for a few months she gained an apprenticeship with Salford City Council to work with us! And boy are we glad she did, here’s a few of the questions we asked… And all of the answers are serious.
Rachel, you’re often quoted as being in the area. What does this mean and how does one become it? Asked by James (@_Chappers_).
Well, you have to be Manchester born and bred and a bit of a chav – but an awesome chav. There’s no precise definition of ‘the area’. You’re either in it, or you’re not.
Who invented the iPad? Asked by Scott (@splurj).
First answer: Fairies in an iPad workshop.
Second answer: Mr Apple Man?
Nando’s or Gabbot’s? Asked by Sarah (@LadySarahOz)
Gabbot’s because it’s cheap. Nando’s if Lee’s paying.
What pipe does soup go down? Asked by Nicola.
If it’s chunky homemade soup then it’s the food pipe, and if it’s a thinner soup then the drink pipe.
How do you keep yourself sane at work? Asked by Martin.
I hum and sing in my head. This morning I was singing the ‘we buy any car’ song.
A big well done to Rachel from all of the team at Fluid, and also to Mike who came second! Rachel’s now finished her apprenticeship and has been working with us full-time for over a year.