Get To Know Our 1st Employee

Back in this post, our CEO Jared Rogers talked a little bit about himself.  Well, this year our staff has grown with the addition of our Customer Service Representative; Stephanie L. Young.  With that being said, we decided to ask her a few questions so that you could get to know her.

Just like the classic interview question, tell us a little about yourself!  Well, before coming to work at Wilson Rogers & Company I had a 27 ½ year career at AT&T.  I recently married my best friend and soul mate Donald Walker this past October 2013.  I have one daughter Tiffani Edwards and one grandson Christian Carter.

What do you like to do for fun?  Well, I wouldn’t say that I have hobbies but I love internet shopping for everything.  When the weather is nice (50-70 degrees) I like to do a lot of walking with our 2 year old boxer Jordan.

What do you like most about work?  I like that my job is here in the neighborhood; it takes me all of 10 minutes to get to work.  I’m also glad that we don’t wear jeans to work because my work clothes are finally getting another chance to be worn again (yeah)!  I didn’t know I was so out of touch with answering the phone, but it’s coming back to me as the time goes on.  Jared is also an understanding boss who demonstrates good patience when my brain is sometimes off.  Thanks for all your understanding boss!

How would you describe the work environment here?  The work environment here is good and I like the fact that Jared comes to work every day pleasant (and if he’s not in a good mood he hides it well).  Jared has good patience with me too.  But if he didn’t I know how to run out the door real fast!

What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned so far?  The biggest thing I’ve learned so far has been how to work in Excel.  This has been a little bit of a challenge for me because in my employment at AT&T I didn’t really use it.  But I have and continue to pick up on it and Youtube is a great teacher.

Tell the folks one thing that you’ve learned about the tax business that they may not know.  I never knew there were so many different tax forms.  I also didn’t realize that you don’t necessarily have to visit your tax preparer.  I’ve seen documents faxed and mailed to the office for us to work on.  I also didn’t know that your tax preparer doesn’t have to live/work in the same state as you.  I’ve seen tax returns being prepared for people in states as far away as California, New York and Florida.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?  I really do love cooking and if I’m not doing that I could play cards (bid whist) all night.  I can also crochet pretty good.

What will you be doing this summer once tax season ends?  If I’m not working another job I will just be relaxing and enjoying the good weather.  I’ll also try to eat right and not pick up any extra weight.  I’m also hoping that our family takes a few short road trips maybe to Michigan and Wisconsin and maybe a longer trip to Mississippi.

What would make you come back to Wilson Rogers & Company next tax season?  If Jared hired me back!  I appreciate the trust that Jared demonstrated in hiring me.  He knew that he could depend on my coming to work everyday and being on time.  He also knew that he could depend on me doing what was asked of me and doing it right.  If I didn’t understand something I’d tell him.  So with that being said, I’d like to say “thank you” for being really easy to work for and I’d love to come back next season if given the opportunity.