We recently sat down with Chelsea Anderson, an administrative assistant at our Raleigh location, to talk about life at Thrifty. Here's what she had to say!
What's the best part about being in the Thrifty family?
The best part about being in the Thrifty family is working with awesome individuals. At Thrifty, I can confidently say we are often times more like family than co-workers or colleagues. Everyone has been so helpful since the day I began working at Thrifty.
What does a typical day at Thrifty look like for you?
No day is "typical" at Thrifty for me! Sure, I do much of the same things each day but there is always some type of spin on my days here at Thrifty. For the most part, my days consist of primarily answering phones and directing walk-in customers. Other days, I can be found taking pictures of items in the warehouse, showing a customer what items we have in our pre-owned section of the warehouse, running to the bank to make deposits or stopping by the post office to drop off mail, or just filing a bunch of paperwork -- and everything in between!
What's the most surprising thing you've learned while working at Thrifty?
The most surprising thing I've learned while working at Thrifty would definitely be how difficult it is to outfit an office space! Prior to working at Thrifty, furniture seemed so basic to me. A table was a table, a chair was a chair, etc. Now, I see how challenging it can be to match certain finishes with certain fabrics, how important space planning is, and so forth.
You just graduated... where from? doing what?
I just graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. For the last year of undergrad, I studied at the Aspire (accelerated adult studies) campus in Durham, North Carolina. I now have a BS in Business Administration.
What was the most difficult thing about school?
The most difficult thing about school was probably learning to manage my time wisely. It was a difficult lesson to learn for me since so many things were usually going on at once. College definitely taught me how to balance my life effectively.
What was the best thing about school?
The best thing about school was the different experiences and the different people. It was an amazing experience to meet people who are so unlike myself but to still find common interests between us. College not only challenged me academically, but it continued to challenge my way of thinking about life. I am a completely different person today than I was four years ago thanks to some of those life-changing experiences in college -- both good and bad.
What are your favorite hobbies? Why?
I'm pretty laid-back. My favorite hobbies include cleaning, reading, playing video games, and simply going for long rides and enjoying the scenery.
What's your favorite movie?
I'd have to say favorite movie is Dreamgirls.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be? Why?
If I could travel to one place in the world, it would certainly be Egypt. I've always been fascinated with Egypt and the history there.
We're incredibly proud to have Chelsea on the team!