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People of DataDiggers - Petru (Sales Coordinator EMEA)

We appreciate you trusting us! That's why we recently started a new series of interviews called "People of DataDiggers", with lots of creative questions!

This week's interview features Petru, our Sales Coordinator EMEA!

If you could be a crayon, what color would you be? What’s the meaning behind it?

My favorite color is red. So, I guess if I would be a crayon, I would be a red one. I have always preferred this color for some reason.

My innermost being might have something to do with the fact that I enjoy living life to the fullest and I always have a fire in my heart, even if it does not always show on the outside.

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

Ouh. That’s a good one. All kinds of things.

Perhaps it sounds strange, but many people prefer to reflect on the future while I prefer to reflect on the past and remember different moments in my life.

What’s the last tv show you watched?

The Black List. It’s a great one.

What are you known for?

I’m all in for all of my personal or professional projects. It would be fair to say that I am very easy to talk to.

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?

Watching old comedy TV shows is something I usually do. A lot of the time, it's "Two and a half men". I never get tired of it. There's something fun and relaxing about it.

If you could add one thing to the DataDiggers office, what would it be?

It would be nice to have a big TV and a PS5 console in the office. We could relax together as a team. I'm convinced our productivity will not suffer, since we are all very responsible.

If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose? Why?

I am probably too young to answer this question. My guess is that 30 is the best age. There would be more time and money to do the things you like.

Okay, you’ll have some problems finding free time, but if you want to do something that’s not a problem.

If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?

In fact, I have a title in mind. As I wrote it, it would be "Life and D̶e̶a̶t̶h̶" with the death word cut-off like that.

The reason for this title is that I enjoy meditating on these two sides of reality.

Although it wouldn't necessarily be about my life, when I am very old, I would like to put on paper some thoughts about life and death.

What was your first job?

The job involved content moderation for one of the largest travel sites in the world.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

I find it difficult to stay patient with some people, even though I consider myself to be very patient. Even though I consider myself to be a patient person, sometimes I get frustrated too easily with other people.

Nonetheless, I must admit I have very high expectations, for myself as well as for my colleagues.

What do you do at DataDiggers and in what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I am one of the Sales Coordinators for the EMEA shift. So, if you are looking for a fast/cost-efficient quote, I’m the one you need.

How do you prefer to start your day?

My morning routine is pretty standard. Following my hygiene routine, I look out the window first to see the trees from my mini garden outside my balcony and what the weather is like.

What’s your favorite place you’ve travelled to and why?

Very easy! Barcelona! It’s my favorite city. My dream is to live there someday in the future. It’s a magical city.

In just 30 minutes to an hour, you can see both the sea and the mountains.

You always feel young and free in this city.

Who is your hero?

Another easy one.

My mom is my hero. Moms are the best! She sacrificed a lot for me so I could have a bright future.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

As I mentioned earlier, I would love to live in Barcelona. But as an alternative, another dream of mine is to live in a small house somewhere at the edge of the wilderness in Canada, very close to a forest.

What’s your favorite podcast show, and why should I listen to it?

It’s not a podcast, but a YouTube channel called “вДудь” of a Russian guy who does very direct and sincere interviews with the most famous/important people in the country.

The main idea of his channel is to show the young generation the true colors of the current political/economic/cultural situation of his country. The guy has some strong European values in place, but at the same time, he combines it with the very old Russian spirit from the time when that nation was an empire with some truly brave and honest leaders(a long time ago).

What’s your favorite quote from a tv show/movie/book?

“You never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.”

“Promise that you’ll love me, even when you hate me.”

They are both from Grey’s Anatomy tv show.

What’s the phone app you use the most?

The Facebook app. My usage of this app has shifted from just socializing to finding news more frequently lately.

How do you take your coffee/tea?

With a lot of sugar! 😊

How do you pick yourself back up after making a mistake at work?

I rarely make mistakes. 😊 Ha ha! Because you cannot go back in time, I'm just trying to figure out what happened and fix it. It's only a matter of finding a solution to the current situation.

If you could recommend me 5 movies, what would those be?

  1. The Lake House (My personal favorite);

  2. The Matrix (Because it’s an incredible idea behind it, which is beautiful and scary at the same time);

  3. Seven Pounds;

  4. The Untouchables;

  5. The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

What’s your motto?

Never give up. As long as you are still breathing, you should try to give the best out of yourself in all things you do.

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