Tips from “The Girls”: More Than Just A Place Of Work


Some may say that it was luck, but I consider it one of my greatest blessings. I know you are wondering what I am talking about. As I begin my story, sit back and think of the position you hold in the company, and the treatment you receive from superiors.

Over two years ago I was unemployed and had been searching for a job for some time. I went to PSU, a job placement agency, to apply for a position, any position. The next morning PSU called me in for an interview, and the day after I was offered a part-time temporary job at a company that was fairly new to the area. Of course I accepted, and was told to proceed with employment.

At this time, I was glad to just have a job. I had my normal worries, what if they don’t like me, or if I could keep up with their pace, etc. When I arrived I asked for Rachelle, Assistant Executive Director of CRT. She was extremely nice and wanted to help me settle in quickly.

Then I met Patricia, the Executive Director of the company. She was nothing short of hilarious, and smart as a whip. They stood out the most at first. Then I met the President of the company, Lynn Burkhart, who seemed to stay busy in and out of the office.

After a few days of being there I noticed a young lady whom I thought looked too young to know all she did. This young en’s name is Kristen, in client services. She was so willing to help me out when needed.

After a few weeks I was told they wanted to keep me permanently, but they had to wait until my time was up with the temp agency. At this time I moved up to marketing. The Marketing Director, Jon, took me under his wing. Although I could never catch up to his expertise, he taught me a lot; more than I can say in this letter.

After my probationary time passed I was made permanent. Happy days were here! Over two years later, I can say I have been taught by the best in the business. I have learned so much and am so glad to work among this team of intelligent professionals.

I am happy to be CRT’s Corporate Client Services representative. I look forward to assisting you with your product needs, and will do my best to help prolong the life of your HVAC units. Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Shandi Maddox, Corporate Client Services Representative of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society.

4 comments on “Tips from “The Girls”: More Than Just A Place Of Work”

  1. Shandi, I’m only glad you think I am funny because I love your laugh!
    You have grown a lot since starting here, and are a key contributor to our client services department.


    1. Thanks, I have truly grown for the better. Which is a result of great management, coworkers and training. Confucious wrote a quote once that said, “Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I say,”Ditto.”


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