Billing Specialist II April Arceneaux has been recently nominated by Operations Supervisor Leighton Guilbeau for excellent performance and quality of work. Leighton says, “April has been very aggressive and successful in collecting outstanding debt from multiple customers. She also pays special attention to our employees payroll needs and is a great asset to SMS. “ Congratulations April on a job well done. We sat down with April to get a glimpse into what her day is like.
AC: Describe a typical day at work.
AA: My day usually starts by checking emails and verifying time sheets to ensure safety tech/medic time is correct for payroll.
AC: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
AA: Disney World!
AC: Describe yourself in one sentence.
AA: I am a hardworking, honest person and I am always willing to help.
AC: What is your favorite thing about your job?
AA: My favorite thing about my job is the variety of my daily responsibilities – I learn something new everyday. Also, I am part of a GREAT team!!
AC: What food could you live on for a month?
AA: Boiled crawfish
AC: Do you have a side hustle, hobby or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?
AA: My hobbies currently revolve around my children and whatever they are involved in – we are always out and about on a new adventure!
AC: How do you stay motivated at work?
AA: I absolutely love my job, so motivation comes easy.
AC: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
AA: My most fulfilling moment has to be the great relationships I have formed over the last 8 years with both coworkers and customers.
AC: Who would play you in a movie?
AA: Natalie Portman
AC: Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
AA: The birth of my two children.
AC: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
AA: Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.
AC: What is your favorite activity outside of work?
AA: My children and I enjoy movies at the theater and spending time at the park.
AC: Name one book that inspired you professionally.
AA: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
AC: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
AA: The ability to cure cancer.
AC: What was the best advice you were ever given?
AA: The best advice I was ever given is very simple – Tomorrow is a new day!!
AC: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero.
AA: What does he say and why is he here? Hola, Señorita!! He is here for training, of course!!