“I am Fair Dinkum about retiring.”
– Megan Winchester, Customer Service Representative.
Anyone at DOWN inc. knows that Megan’s favorite morning pick-me-up is Herman Boys coffee. Every morning she brews a carafe to share with the team. We sat down with Megan over a cup to ask a few questions in honor of her retirement:
Some people may not know, you’re Australian. Tell us more!
I was born and raised Melbourne Victoria, I grew up on Vegemite and lamb. I left in my early 20’s and landed in Rockford, MI. I love it here, I love both countries – I still have family back in “Oz”!
Since we’re here talking about your last job, tell us more about the first job you had.
I took the train to work in Melbourne in the stock exchange at age 14.
What is your favorite Australian sayings?
Fair Dinkum, which means true, real, and genuine.
I am Fair Dinkum about retiring!
How long have you been at DOWN inc.?
Seven years – after a year off I was asked to come back.
We’re so happy she did! after all, what would DOWN inc. be without our favorite Aussie?
What will you miss most?
I will miss the people I work with and the connection with customers. I love serving the people and entering decorative pillow-filler orders, like figuring out the fill weight and the fabric sizes for all shapes of decorative pillow fillers.
What’s your favorite DOWN inc. product?
I love all of the product, I think it’s beautifully made. My favorite is the duvet insert. I don’t have a favorite collection, I just love the luxury weight, it’s so huge and fluffy.
You’ve just gained almost 10,000 extra minutes each month (well, 9,600 to be exact). What are you going to do with all this extra time?
I love to do nature photography, I make greeting cards out of my photographs. I play and watch tennis and want to start running again. My goal is to run a half marathon next year with my grandson, Max (10). I was a runner for 20 years, it’ll be good to get back to it.
I’ve already traveled the world, I’ve had a very full life and now I plan to relax and look after my seven grandchildren!
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