Bikes, Travel, and Hard Graft
Is it true that you originally wanted to be a researcher?
Yes, that was my dream. That's why I studied chemistry
and then focused on the print industry. However, it's a very
hard field to break into because there are not many resources or
jobs available in Slovakia. In addition, I realized once I'd
finished my studies that a job in research would not be varied
enough for me. I like working with other people and constantly
switching from one thing to the other.
So you then applied for the position of production planner at
Not exactly. I did apply to i+i and presented my
qualifications, but not for any particular position. i+i only
offered me the job shortly afterwards once they had considered how
they could best employ me.
Has this post fulfilled your desire for a varied career and
contact with different people?
Definitely. For me, every day is different. I'm in
constant contact with management, sales, and production staff to
ensure I stay on top of the 2,000 jobs that land on my desk every
year. I also enjoy the fact that I'm always getting to know new
customers. I don't know the meaning of monotony or
2,000 jobs a year is a lot. Do you manage to have any free time
Very little. There are periods when I have to deal with 80
jobs more or less simultaneously. That means I have a whole lot of
information going round in my head day and night. If I'm short
on time, I do yoga - about an hour is enough to recharge my
batteries for the next day. I spend the weekends with my boyfriend.
We go walking with our dog in the local mountains or ride our bikes
through the countryside. My boyfriend even participates in races. I
just do it because it's fun.
What is your ultimate dream?
I'd like to travel a lot and see more of the world. At
the moment, I just don't have the time - but perhaps an
opportunity will present itself sometime soon. Then I'll
collect my boyfriend, pack our cases and head off somewhere far