Meet Jay Edwards. Jay is one of our cook room Team Leaders and works with other production staff to make sure the products for our customers are prepared to perfection.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Motivated, Driven, & Goal Orientated
What’s the most important lesson you have learnt in the last year?
Since being a team leader, the most important lesson I have learnt would have to be that different people take on feedback and communicate in different ways. Learning to approach people differently with an understanding of their different views and opinions. Everyone has their own personalities. Even playing rugby, I can’t approach everyone the same. Some people may see something different from someone else and learning to reach them.
What is the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Any feedback is good feedback if it is constructive feedback it is good. But, the most helpful way would be direct and clear. Rather than people kind of sugar coating or beating around the bush. I need to know exactly what is being said, because then maybe I can do something about it.
What advice would you give new staff?
The advise that I have given people in the past, and seems to have worked for them, is “be patient.” Don’t rush yourself into it and try and absorb and take in as much information as you can. But also don’t think that you can do the job just like that (*snaps fingers) because it’s not one of those jobs I believe. There is so much to learn and be patient and learn as much as you can before you rush into it. Most guys are quite keen and really want to get into it, but I feel they just rush to quickly and don’t give themselves the time, the ones that do give themselves the time are still here today! So ya.
What’s the last book you read?
The Power of Now. It was about being in the present moment and the law of attraction. If you think, believe, work for it, and it will become. It’s more of a vibe and belief.
What is one thing you would tell your younger self?
Stay the path that you are on. Don’t veer off it, because that’s what made me the person I am today, and I wouldn’t change it for nothing.