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Day in the Life of Standout Christal Real

By January 11, 2019No Comments

Operations Coordinator Christal Real was recently nominated by Division Manager Allan Weatherford for excellent performance, quality of work and living the SMS Mission.

Allan says, “The company recently received over $150,000 in payments on invoices that had been delayed by clients for a variety of reasons. Christy tediously and painstakingly unraveled client systems and approvals to finally get the payments released. Despite huge challenges and setbacks for over a year, Christy Owned It Everyday by making it her personal mission to collect these payments.” We sat down with Christy to see what a day in her life as an Operations Coordinator is like.

AC: Describe a typical day at work.

CR: My typical workday consists of 80% of reviewing and replying to emails. Much of the rest of my time is working directly with co-workers on tasks to help improve our workflow.  


AC: How do you get pumped up for the day?

CR: Coffee and the news.


AC: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

CR: Colorado for five days with no itinerary.


AC: Describe yourself in one sentence.

CR: I am reliable, responsible and thorough.


AC: What is your favorite thing about your job?

CR: Advancing and learning new things.


AC: What food could you live on for a month?

CR: Tacos


AC: How do you stay motivated at work?

CR: With the help of my outstanding office co-workers, of course.


AC: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

CR: Collecting money that was over a year past due.  I know it helps not only the company, but the account managers as well.


AC: Who would play you in a movie?

CR: My fiancé and kids call me Snow White because I love the outdoors and animals, so I will have to go with Snow White.


AC: Tell us about a moment that changed your life.

CR: I have two.  The birth of my kids, and meeting my fiance who I will marry in July 2019.


AC: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

CR: It requires a team to be in this profession, so definitely to be a team player.


AC: What is your favorite activity outside of work?

CR: Fishing


AC: Name one book that inspired you professionally.

CR: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff


AC: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?

CR: Reading minds…I feel like I know what people are going to say before they say it.  


AC: What was the best advice you were ever given?

CR: Forgive and let it go.  


AC: Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?

CR: To go to Ireland, to own a beach house and a boat.


AC: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

CR: “Ole!” He is here to take me back to Mexico with him.