BB: In the team coordinator training I told the head of training that I wanted to attend the college for master craftsmen at a later date. I asked myself how that would be received in the company if I said that I still wanted to carry on learning. At some point the training manager put pressure on and said: Now go to the HR department and don't just ask for it, but tell them that you want to do it now. I did just that and it was well received. I submitted an application. Then Gira supported me financially during the training to the tune of 80 percent. I clarified with my colleagues in the segment how we would organise the shifts. Because I couldn't work the late shift any more. My supervisor agreed. And then this was possible.
You spend your free time with your daughter and your dog. Does your daughter already have an idea of what she would like to do in the future?
BB: Yes, she would like to study mechanical engineering later. And she wants to be CEO at Gira.
What gave her the idea? Do you tell her a lot about your work?
BB: Of course I do. We talk about everything, about work of course and that I enjoy it. If I ever urgently need some time for my private life, then that is also possible. For example, if my little girl has an important appointment coming up or someone rings from school and I have to pick my daughter up. No-one has ever said: No, that's not possible. I get the support when I need it. And my daughter is also aware of that. She would like to work at Gira some day. She can hardly wait to have a holiday job here some day.
You intend to also continue with further training in future. Where do you see yourself in a few years?
BB: I have decided to begin a part-time university course this September, to run concurrently with my job. I would like to study business psychology. I can't yet answer where I see myself in a few years. I'll let myself be surprised. I think that all doors are open at Gira.