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The perfect fit – Part II

February 15, 2017

The perfect fit – Part II

This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating friendships! We spend so much time together that we’re bound to establish close ties with our colleagues. We identified six pairs that work especially close with one another, and asked them fun questions about their workplace relationship.

Keep reading for a closer look at two of GD’s favourite work duos!

Meet Jessica and Carolynn

Jessica is Project Manager for Construction. She orchestrates the construction and renovation of stores and Head Office; she orders furniture, runs the schedule with our contractors and ensures everything is delivered on time!

Carolynn is Senior Brand Specialist for Store Design. She creates the general concepts for both banners and Head Office, and designs new fixtures and furniture with her team.

Describe each other in one word.

Both: Bubbly. We feed off each others’ energy, which can get out of control at times! 😉

What’s your colleague’s morning drink of choice?

Jessica: Carolynn has a McDonald’s coffee with two milks.

Carolynn: Jessica has a latte first and then a black coffee.

Both: Don’t talk to us before that…

What makes your colleague such a good partner?

Jessica: We are sooo cool. We just roll with it.

Carolynn: We are always on the same page.

What’s your colleague’s bad work habit?

Jessica: Carolynn is a bit of a control freak… <3

Carolynn: We are both last minute. We LOVE pressure, but Jessica is easy-going so we balance each other out.

What was your favourite project that you worked on together recently?

Jessica: So many! Cutting plastic in a hotel room in Edmonton to create splinter-free shelves is a good one!

Carolynn: Sharing a “romantic” pizza and spaghetti meal in Freehold, New Jersey, at a store opening!

What’s the secret behind your successful collaboration?

Both: We always make it work.


Meet Hossein and Hany

Hossein is Outbound Processing Manager and Hany is Inbound Processing Manager. They literally are the heart of our Distribution Centre, regulating its daily pulse. Hossein manages storage and shipment of outgoing deliveries, sent to stores or directly to customers, while Hany is responsible for coordinating unpacking and storage of incoming merchandise delivered by our manufacturers.

Describe each other in one word.

Hossein: Hany is devoted.

Hany: Hossein is passionate.

What’s your colleague’s morning drink of choice?

Hossein: He likes tea

Hany: He has coffee.

What makes your colleague such a good partner?

Hossein: He’s reliable.

Hany: He gets s**t done.

What’s your colleague’s bad work habit?

Hossein: Hany can be impatient at times…

Hany: Hossein never answers his phone!

What was your favourite project that you worked on together recently?

Both: We led the DC reorganization together. Big changes swept through the GD campus last year and a lot of restructuring happened in the DC to make it work. We had to give up some of our space to the new Garage design centres and also welcomed a brand new mezzanine where the e-commerce shipping line was moved, supporting the growth and expansion of this branch of our business.

What’s the secret behind your successful collaboration?

Hossein: Loyalty.

Hany: Devotion.