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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Brent Addison

September 6, 2013
UncommonGoods Warehouse Team Lead Brent Addison
Brent Addison, UncommonGoods Inbound Warehouse Team Lead

My hometown is…
Berwick, Pennsylvania

My favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
Using Sketchup to 3D model aspects of the warehouse.

I’m inspired by…
Carl H. Whitenight (my Grandfather).

The best gift anyone has given me was…
Seeing the Ramones live on their final tour.

An uncommon fact about me…
I once owned a 1973 Cadillac Hearse.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
At a show, working with metal, or juggling.

The word that best describes me…
Awesome!!

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
Team work. I’ve never worked anywhere that encourages team work as much as we do at UG. We work hard together to get things done.

Would you rather … Spend 1,000 hours creating a metal art masterpiece or listen to 1,000 hours’ worth of metal music consecutively (even in your sleep)?
I think this is a trick question because I listen to metal music while working with metal!

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Giovanna Rosario

August 29, 2013
UncommonGoods Warehouse Lead Gio Rosario
Giovanna Rosario, UncommonGoods Operations Supervisor

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY

During the UncommonGoods holiday season you can find me…
All over the warehouse. My main focus is leading the stock keeping and replenishment team. The stock keeping team plays an important role in the operation making sure inventory is always in stock. Last year, our stock keeping team was about 20 team members who I had a great pleasure to work with. I faced a lot of challenges throughout the season, but my main focus was in unifying the team and making sure that UncommonGoods was their favorite place to work!

I’m inspired by…
My mother, who is my role model.

The best gift my son has given me…
Is his love. Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts.

An uncommon fact about me…
I was in an all boys’ basketball team in school.

I like to spend my weekends…
With my family doing exciting things. I love to Google and search new ideas in where to take my son, niece, and nephew in order for them to have a blast. The best place I have taken them so far was Sesame Place. It was a great experience and I just recall all the laughs and smiles on their faces, and how happy they were. Family to me is very important. I just try to be the best Mother, Daughter, Sister and friend I can be. It’s worth every smile and memory!

The word that best describes me is…
Hyper.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
To be patient and understanding, and how to work with a large number of team members.

Would you rather… Go on a $1,000 shopping spree or go on a one week, all-expenses-paid vacation?
OMG this is easy – shopping spree of course!!! I go shopping whenever I can. That’s my favorite hobby.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Lee Griffin

August 26, 2013
Operations Manager Lee Griffin
Lee Griffin, UncommonGoods Operations Manager

My hometown is…
Dallas, PA

I chose to go into warehouse operations because…
The type of work that we do in the warehouse naturally fits my personality. I like to solve problems, organize, and constantly improve. I thrive on variety, challenges and being in the action. I’d be hard-pressed to find an environment better suited to me.

I’m inspired by…
The opportunity to push my limitations. And the seemingly boundless capacity for growth and achievement in the people I see here every day.

My favorite interaction with a UG team member has been…
Extending offer letters to my team. The most rewarding part of what I do is seeing the satisfaction and security that they get from their work here.

An uncommon fact about me…
I learned to read music before I learned to read English. It took me a while to understand why “flat” isn’t spelled with a “b”…

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Spending time with my lovely wife, experiencing something new – new music to listen to or play, new food to try, new places to visit.

The word that best describes me…
At this moment? “Stumped.”

Working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
A ton. Apart from a host of technical skills, I’ve learned that we (as individuals and as teams) have far greater potential than we think.

If you could teleport to another location for 24 hours with no limitations, where would you go and what would you do?
The heart of the Amazon Rainforest. I’d get lost – just go explore and look for something no one has ever seen before.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Matthew Disla

August 19, 2013
UncommonGoods Warehouse Lead Matthew Disla
Matthew Disla, UncommonGoods Inbound Warehouse Team Lead

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, NY

My favorite process in the UncommonGoods warehouse is…
I love auditing!! I get first-hand knowledge from receiving and handling the merchandise. Plus I get to see new merchandise that comes in so I know what I want to buy!

I’m inspired by…
Art. I’m an artist so any illustrations and lots of colors send me on a creative binge!

The best gift anyone has given me was…
My ex-girlfriend gave me a vintage 1984 Soundwave figure from Transformers. We broke up shortly after, but I got to keep Soundwave.

An uncommon fact about me…
I used to have a lip ring, but took it out after I found a job in advertising. It’s okay, I still have my tongue and left nipple pierced.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Drawing. I can’t stop. If there is paper around, I must draw on it!!

The word that best describes me…
Easy-going.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
That there is a company that actually cares about its customers and workers, not just about making money. I feel like this is my second family, and it’s a reunion that takes place five days a week and I get paid to attend.

Would you rather … Relive every year of the ’80s or be a band member of The Smiths?
I would give anything to say I wrote the song “I Won’t Share You” by The Smiths. Definitely a band member… preferably, the lead singer.