People of DataDiggers - Marieta Grigore (Project Associate EMEA)
Marieta Grigore, our Project Associate EMEA, is a likeable and reliable person who follows through on promises:
'When I make a promise, I always deliver!'
She holds a Computer Science and Mathematics diploma. Following her 8 years as a teacher, she became a Software Engineer and Quality Release Manager. But in the market research industry, she utilizes her capabilities with numbers and detail-oriented abilities.
Let's find out together what secrets she uncovered in this exclusive interview.
If you could be a crayon, what colour would you be? What's the meaning behind it?
I would be a grey crayon because I don't want to stand out.
What do you think about when you're alone in your car?
If I'm alone in my car, I'm listening to music and that puts me in the memory of vacations, of the past. In some cases, I'm simply planning for the upcoming day when it's a busy one.
What's your favourite 90s jam?
This must be... 'Jump around - House of pain'.
What's your go-to productivity trick?
I always feel better after drinking coffee and eating chocolate!
What's your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
It might be that I am out running in the park or I am enjoying a delicious dessert.
If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose? Why?
I think 30 is the ideal age since at this age, you have a job, are independent, can make good decisions and are still young enough to enjoy life.
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
Because of something that happened in my life, I would name this story 'After the rain, the sun comes out'.
We should all trust that sometimes everything will be okay.
What was your first job?
My first job was a summer job as a waitress.
How do you prefer to start your day?
After waking up in the morning, I enjoy my coffee with something sweet, then I begin my day.
What's the phone app you use the most?
WhatsApp keeps me in touch with my friends and family.
Do you have a work best friend? Who is it?
I have known Madalina since high school, but now she is also my work best friend, as well as my trainer, etc.
How do you pick yourself back up after making a mistake at work?
The first thing I do is panic, then I try to calm myself, then I try to fix what is wrong, then I talk to my team leader (he's calm and always finds a way to help).
My mistakes are all lessons I learn from.
What's your motto?
'Negative thoughts don't lead to positive outcomes'.