Tell us more about your career at Rutronik/Rutronik24?
I started at Rutronik24 in January 2016 as a career changer with a completely different background. I originally worked in the fields of bookkeeping, secretarial work, and telephone coaching. During the job interview, we started talking about components that I had never heard of before, and I thought, "This isn't the industry for you." But I decided to accept the challenge, although it wasn't easy at the beginning. In retrospect, however, it was completely worth it.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I like people and their different facets - and find it interesting how these are reflected in our daily work. That's why I like interacting with people, whether on the phone or during in-person meetings. Helping my customers procure the components they need gives me a great sense of achievement.
"If I won a million euros in the lottery, I would ..."
Well, first I would buy an apartment to spend my retirement in, and I would take my son on a wonderful trip with me, maybe to Israel and Iceland. And I would use the rest to lay the groundwork for a "House of Communication." People can communicate in so many different forms, such as music, reading, dancing, speaking, and writing, and I would love it if people would contribute to this place with all their gifts and talents, exchange ideas and opinions, and share them with others - without the pressure of financing.
If you're in the middle of trying to solve a difficult task, what helps you think?
That's easy - cleaning up!
What's your favorite vacation spot and why?
As a native of Lübeck, I am always drawn to the sea - most recently this summer to the North Sea in Büsum. I love to lose myself in the vastness of the sea and let the wind blow around my ears.
What was the last book you read and the last movie you watched?
The last movie I saw was Mission: Impossible - Fallout. That was simply well-made blockbuster entertainment for adults. The last book I read was Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring with you?
I'm very practical - I'd bring a Bible, a pillow, and shoes.
What sweet temptation are you unable to resist?
I come from Lübeck, the city of marzipan - do I have to go on?
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Even if it's hard to believe today, I wanted to be a ballerina as a child.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
The fact that people are becoming increasingly disrespectful!