1. Tell us about your career at Rutronik/Rutronik24?
As the newest member of the sales back office team, I don't have too much to tell. I joined Rutronik24 in February 2018 after spending ten years as a commercial administrator at an IT company. At Rutronik24, I look after customers in the region around Karlsruhe and Pforzheim with field sales engineer (FSE) Jörg Heimann. Since January 2019, I have also been looking after customers in the region around Berlin and Magdeburg with FSE Hajo Selbmann.
2. What do you most enjoy about your job?
I am a sociable person, so contact with other people is very important to me. I have a very pleasant working relationship with the various departments at Rutronik, with my colleagues and managers, with both of my FSEs, and not least of course with my customers.
3. "If I won a million euros on the lotto, I would ..."
... firstly thank my colleague Klaus Siegenthaler, because I only play the lotto when he "incites" me. Otherwise, I wouldn't change that much, because I am a simple man with no expensive needs or desires. I would probably just work a 30-hour week so that I had more free time.
4. When you approach a difficult task - what helps you to think?
In such situations I generally try to break down the task into smaller parts and then contemplate them. More often than not, I have then analyzed the problem enough to come up with a solution. If that doesn't help, I simply ask for help. Somebody will always have a solution for difficult tasks.
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5. Where do you prefer to go on vacation and why?
I tend not to go on vacation that often, because I simply feel comfortable staying at home. At least once a year I visit good friends in Lower Saxony, who unfortunately moved away a few years ago.
If I do happen to go on vacation, I prefer Scotland. It is a wonderful country with very friendly, laid-back people. Only they are pretty clueless when it comes to traffic circles, even though the place is teeming with them. I have sat at a traffic circle with three traffic light phases and been utterly perplexed at why anybody would do something like that. In my view, traffic circles are there so that NO traffic lights are needed!
6. What food/confectionery are you unable to resist?
Carbohydrates. "Low carb" is the work of the devil. I mostly love pasta, potatoes, and bread. I could never go without them and wouldn't want to. Well, along with cheese, chocolate, and ...
7. What was your dream job as a child?
I wanted to be a garbage truck driver. The garbage truck driver in my street was really cool. He wore really stylish sunglasses (in all weathers), always listened to my favorite music at full volume, and was always in charge of his colleagues.
8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would introduce the universal basic income worldwide. I am firmly convinced that we have sufficient resources in the world to enable all people to live a simple yet secure life. And I also believe that people would still go to work. I would anyway.
9. What is your favorite pastime?
Reading. My e-book reader is my favorite home appliance.