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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sheronne Peters

June 12, 2014

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Sheronne Peters, UncommonGoods Purchasing Assistant

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY

An uncommon fact about me…
It could be a slight Napoleon complex I have going on or having an older brother but I am a very competitive person, always aiming to win. I frequently have silent walking competitions with unaware people on the street – SSHHH!

Working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
There are people out there that are genuinely ready to help you better yourself.

I’m inspired by…
People, good or bad; their actions in one way or another shape how I choose to carry myself.

If my 6th grade teacher could see me now, he or she would say…
“Aww, Ms. Peters, we still can’t get you to stop talking.”

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
When I was about twelve, my older brother pulled the “I’m older” card when we discovered bubble gum flavored toothpaste in my house, so he went first to try it out. About a minute into brushing with his teeth tightly clamped together he mumbles, “is ooo.” I’m sitting there with tooth brush in hand waiting my turn and he continues, “is ooo.” It turned out to be bubble gum flavored denture glue and he glued his mouth shut. It may not be what people constitute as a beautiful thing to see, but I’ve never laughed so hard. With the cool persona my brother tends to portray, this was a beautiful thing to me.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Donate to as many charities as I can without going too overboard, this little lady would like to own a house of her own someday.

Would you rather…have your own library filled with every book you’ve ever read or wanted to read OR have the ability to remember any 10 books word for word?
I’ve never said this out loud–but I don’t like when people are able to quote parts of movies during conversations, like I’m supposed to know what they’re talking about. 99% of the time I wouldn’t know, even if I’ve seen the movie numerous times. So you would imagine this goes for books as well… so library of books it is!

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Kevin Davis

May 20, 2014

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Kevin Davis, UncommonGoods Drop Ship Associate

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, New York

I’m Inspired by…
Being a singer, I’m inspired by music.

My style is…
Being comfortable.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen was…
My very first pay check that I had earned almost 33 years ago, which gave me a sense of responsibility.

An uncommon fact about me…
Is that I have 32 godchildren.

I’m stubborn about…
Time, since it is important and can be very precious to others, I feel it should never be wasted.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That although I don’t attend a lot of them, we have quite a bit of meetings.

Would you rather…invent a vaccine against procrastination, or against rudeness?
I would rather invent a vaccination for rudeness; as the old saying goes, “You can catch more flies with honey, than you can vinegar.”

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Kelvin Eweka

May 4, 2014

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Kelvin Eweka, UncommonGoods Software Developer
My hometown is…
Torrance, California

I’m inspired by…
Strong-willed, outgoing, yet humble people. I believe success in life starts with how well you act and interact with other people positively.

My relationship with Mother Nature is…
Not as strong as I’d like it to be. I need to visit more often.

The best luck I’ve had in my life so far was…
It’s hard to say, I feel I’ve been pretty lucky throughout life with the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met. It’s hard to pick out any one thing.

In my next life, I want to come back as…
A slightly shorter person; I’ve discovered too many things to hit my head on while walking. But seriously, just myself in a different time and a different place to experience life from a different perspective with different decisions.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m a fourth generation descendant of King of the long existing Benin Kingdom, Oba Eweka II. If my Great Grandfather was born first instead of second and my Father was also born first instead of second, I would have had a completely different life.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That the company values quality, friendly and well-mannered people. It’s always a joy coming into work knowing you’re going to see friendly faces.

Would you rather… not need sleep or not need food and water?
Not need sleep! Who wouldn’t want more hours to get work done or do fun things?

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Micah Telesford

April 27, 2014

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Micah Telesford, UncommonGoods Outbound Warehouse Team Lead
My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY

An uncommon fact about me…
As a child, I would eat raw limes.

I’m inspired by…
Progress.

My favorite process in the warehouse is…
Packing.

Working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
The true value of teamwork and communication.

When I was little, I dreamed of…
Toys.

The most challenging thing I’ve ever done is…
Ride my bike uphill in Prospect Park.

Would you rather…… have the ability to read minds, or to tell the future?
I would rather be able to read minds; I’m a big fan of Professor Xavier.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Andrei Haidai

April 25, 2014

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Andrei Haidai, UncommonGoods Software Developer

My hometown is…
I grew up in Grodno, Belarus and I am currently living Brooklyn, NY.

The word that best describes me…
“Let’s try.” I couldn’t fit it in one word, but these are the two words I think best describe myself. I love to try new things and get new experience.

I’m inspired by…
Purposeful people. I respect them and try to learn to be one of them.

When I’m not working I’m probably…
Spending time with my family. I have a wonderful wife and daughter. They are my everything. We try to spend all our free time together having fun or visiting friends.

An uncommon fact about me…
I can sleep whole night in the same position without moving at all.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Spend the money wisely, trying to make the world a better place. Like giving money to people who really really need it (e.g. those who are waiting for expensive surgeries).

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
A lot of new technical things, and I met a lot of people who are interesting and dedicated to their work. I am proud to be part of this amazing team.

Would you rather…be a human being with the mind of a robot, or be a robot with a human mind?
Be a robot with a human mind; I believe eventually this is what will happen with human beings. Robots don’t get sick or tired–and having your own mind you can enjoy life even in a robot body. Nobody will hack your mind [if it’s human], but if you are a human with a robot mind you have a risk to be hacked.