What led you to working at Omega Optical?
Prior to working at Omega I worked in my husband’s family business where I ran the office, I had also worked at a clerical job, retail, and was even a hairdresser. But best of all I raised 3 awesome kids! Then I was at home for a while taking care of my mom who had Alzheimer’s and my granddaughters as they came along. After my mom had passed and my daughter decided to stay home with my granddaughters, I had some “free time”. While having tea with my sister Karen, who had just been hired at Omega part-time to work in accounting, Omega’s Human Resources Manager Jennifer LoCascio called to see if she was interested in picking up some hours in the shipping. Karen said, “no but my sister would” and she handed me the phone. I started at Omega part-time but within 3 short months I was full-time!
What is your favorite part about working at Omega Optical?
I love the spirit of the people here! Right from the beginning everyone has been so friendly, no one hesitates to jump in and help each other out.
What have you learned since working at Omega Optical?
I have learned so much I don’t know where to begin... I would have to say that I am really enjoying my current position where I am learning about the different kinds of glass and the processes we do. Before Omega I pretty much just thought glass was glass.
What has been the favorite project you have worked on at Omega Optical and Why?
When Amy Balogh-Warner (the inventory and shipping supervisor at the time) and I cleaned the mezzanine then reorganized it all for the first time. It was really hard work and it didn’t help that it was in the dead of summer, so it was really hot out, but it felt great when we were finished!
What is some advice you have for those pursuing a position in your field and/ or at Omega Optical?
Take advantage of the training offered and cross train.
What are your favorite activities to do outside of work?
Sewing, crocheting, gardening , going to the beach, and pretty much anything with my family.