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Meet Team Derma’s Janelle

Posted: 28 February 2020 by Annemarie O'Donnell

What do you do at Derma Aesthetics?

“I have one of the less “glamorous” roles (but I wouldn’t have it any other way!). I pick and pack orders mainly. It’s very busy, it‘s varied and it’s very physical – 10,000 steps per day can be quite easily achieved!!! No day is the same – things change all the time as the day goes by. Sometimes I even jump into other roles that need a helping hand. Mornings are manic in the warehouse, organising the day starts early, then it is go go go!

 

 

They call me “car park security” – I even managed a ride on a Harley Davidson once. I like to talk and keep all the surrounding companies behaving, including making sure everyone is in their correct car spots! Then there’s the coffee van politics – this is almost a full-time job in itself! All jokes aside, I have been here for 3.5 years now and don’t know of a better company to work for.”

 

 

What’s your favourite part of your job?

“Everything. What’s there not to love? Surrounded by a team of the best and drowning in an awesome product THAT REALLY WORKS! Side story: my 16-year-old daughter once got stopped in a shop, a lady asked, “how old are you? Why is your skin so good? My daughter replied with “Oh, my mum makes me use dermaviduals!” We might have a new user out there now! So any clinics reading this, keep up the great work you’re doing, you’re all amazing at what you do and you have chosen a product that is changing people’s lives.

I love the dedication of all the ladies who work here and I love the interaction with our Sales Team & our wonderful clients.”

 

 

Who is your biggest inspiration?

“Well, when I was reading this question out loud to my husband, he pipes up and suggests himself. Moving on, I actually have a few… First one would have to be my late father. He was such a big influence on my life and my family. He was a great life coach – he just seemed to know everything about anything! My husband says I’m a lot like him. He even said to the girls, you don’t need google, just ask mum! He had a very strong work ethic, which I like to think he has passed down to me and down to my girls. He taught me how to deal with the good that comes with the bad. He founded the local cricket club back in 1984 and its now one of the biggest clubs on the Northern Beaches. He was also awarded an OAM for sport – I didn’t get that trait – I just spectate. I miss his advice.

 

 

Second would be my eldest daughter, Alice (19), who has just relocated to London. A very quiet & gentle soul, who has stepped out of her comfort zone and has taken the step like a duck to water. I’m so very proud of her, but she would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for this Derma Family for giving her a chance and her first job to enable her to build confidence and grow.

 

 

Last, but not at all least, my dear friend Luba. She has 4 children, 2 of which have a very rare bone disease (which I can’t actually pronounce). There are only 14 kids with this is in Australia and 2 are hers. You will NEVER hear this woman complain about anything, always has a smile, kids are always so happy and still continues to help others out, even when her hubby is often overseas for work. I don’t know how she does it… She deserves a medal that one!”

 

 

What’s a charity you’d love to support?

“I have two – Share the Dignity and Black Dog Institute (for men’s health) because men never talk!”

 

 

The mantra you live by?

“Live every day, you only live once.”

 

 

 

 

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