As a part of my continuing Q&A blog series about our retail data collectors around the country, I am moving from our collector in Chicago, to Tim, our collector in Boston. Tim was the first person I hired when I moved to the retail manager position at gap, and I am happy to say that it has been an excellent fit!
Q: How long have you been working with gap?
A: I have been working with gap for about 8 months.
Q: How did you get involved with gap?
A: I responded to an ad on craigslist, submitted my resume, and was contacted soon after.
Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: The flexible schedule is really my favorite part of the job. I am currently a full-time student so this allows me to work whenever I have the opportunity which is exactly what I was looking for when applying to gap.
Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?
A: I like to collect notebooks and tablets simply because of the fact they are sometimes just fun to mess around with. If I ever feel the need for a break from collecting I might just play a quick game on a tablet or check out some of the nice notebooks.
Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?
A: I enjoy going to MicroCenter because over time I have actually become friends with some of the employees.
Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?
A: The market changes quite a bit. More so than most industries, the electronics and technology industry (most notably notebooks and tablets) is constantly evolving and innovating.
Q: Can you share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!
A: I am a student at Northeastern University (gap’s office printing analyst Jake Fishman’s alma mater) and will graduate in May 2013. I am originally from New York, and have lived in Boston now for the last 4 years. I am an avid fan of the Yankees and Giants and enjoy living in enemy territory (Red Sox, Patriots). I have two younger identical twin brothers and two great parents at home!
Tim shared some really great answers with us, and I can’t help but remind him that lucky for me, the Denver Broncos have the better of the two Manning brothers – now I just have to hope that Peyton can match Eli in the number of rings he has! How does a Manning vs. Manning 2013 Super Bowl sound? I’m pretty sure both Tim and I would agree that would be pretty awesome.