by Darla Jorgenson, Accounting Manager
I am excited to announce that Quality Contact Solutions, Inc. is recognizing Mrs. Karilee Joseph on May 17, 2017 in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Kari is one of our most successful B2B telemarketing representatives. She works for one of our healthcare clients conducting outbound and inbound telemarketing services on a daily basis.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day was first observed on May 23, 1984. It was established as a one-off observance through a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. The day was later made into an annual observance by Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger. In 1999, the U.S. Congress declared May as National Military Month to acknowledge the service of the men and women in the military.
Kari is a dedicated, hardworking B2B telemarketing representative with our virtual work-from-home team, QCS At Home. Kari has been employed with us since June 2012.
I recently interviewed Kari and she shared a few things with me:
Tell me a little about you and your family. That’s hard. LOL. We have a 6 year old daughter as well as our son who just turned 18. My husband and I met in Alaska and have since lived in Virginia, North Carolina, and now Hawaii. We will likely be headed back to North Carolina next year. Our favorite thing to do as a family is to travel and we love exploring each new home we live in.
What benefits do you feel QCS At Home offers to Military Spouses? QCS benefits military spouses by allowing us the ability to telecommute and carry our job to each new home. This is invaluable as finding employment every couple years gets very difficult. Also, the company has always been incredible about understanding that our life is a little different and that, most times, I’m the only one that can take care of children’s appointments, etc. and allow me time to do that.
How has working for QCS At Home impacted your lifestyle as a Military Spouse? The impact my employment with QCS has had on our life is the financial stability of the ongoing second income, again because I don’t have to find new employment with each move.
What do you feel are the advantages of working for QCS At Home? The advantages are the flexibility, an amazing amount of support from the company, the financial stability of ongoing employment, the work schedule that allows me to work full time and still be off in time to be with my kids after school.
Was it hard to adjust to working for a virtual company? While I do enjoy working from home, I also occasionally miss the social aspect of going into an office with co-workers each day.
What is your favorite part of working for QCS At Home? My favorite part of working for QCS At Home is truly the people. It’s a really great company to work for. There is never any doubt that we are appreciated and valued and that’s a very good feeling.
Any additional thoughts or info you would like to say? I would just like to say thank you to QCS for supporting the military community as a whole.
Nathan Teahon, Vice President of Quality Contact Solutions has this to say about Kari, “We could not be more thrilled to have Kari as a member of our team. From the moment she came on board we knew that she was both a great person and someone that was going to excel. Not only has she excelled, but she has thrived, accepting and dominating every new challenge thrown her way. I also appreciate and respect the fact that Kari has been an advocate for other Military Spouses, and has referred several others to the company that have also been excellent additions to our team.”
Quality Contact Solutions has been partnered with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) since 2012 and I’m proud say that 18% of our customer service representatives are military spouses working on our outbound marketing and telemarketing services team.
Darla Jorgenson is Accounting Manager for Quality Contact Solutions, a leading B2B telemarketing organization. As an Accounting Manager, Darla is also responsible for ensuring all human resource functions are managed for the organization. Darla’s passion for her team is contagious. She comes to work every day with a goal of equipping the entire team with the tools needed for success. Darla can be reached at [email protected] or 516-656-5136.