Saturday, 2 August 2014

Tickety-Boo, Hunky-Dory & Rearing To Go


Meet The City Bin Co.'s wordsmith Luke O'Donnell who works on the frontline at HQ answering customer's calls from dusk til' dawn, writing blogs and taking photographs.

What’s the first thing you do when you come to work?

Say "g'day" to Katherine and shoot daggers at Dawn so she behaves herself for the next several hours.

What is the funniest thing that happened to you at work?

Very few things have given me greater giggles than waterzorbing in Westport with my laughing Operations Manager Niamh and Romanian exchange student Cosmin.

Favourite day at work?

My favourite day is Thursday. It's the optimist's first Friday.

What is your favorite part of the day?

I quite like the quarter-hour window when the phones click off at 6pm. The amount of backlogged clerical bits and pieces you can do when nothing is ringing, no-one is talking, and you know you're at the end of the tunnel is incredibly industrious and satisfying.

What is the last thing you do before going home? 

For about eight or nine months of the year four or five days a week I take over the boss' bathroom, ditch the work gear, kit up in fullbody lycra for the bikeride home and try not to excite Audrey too much on my way out the door. 

What is the best thing about working for The City Bin Co.?

I did a bit of newspaper work in a past life so bashing away at a keyboard or trawling Galway with the Canon 5D are about as close to hobbies that I get. Rugby is more an unhealthy obsession than a hobby, understandable though perhaps given my New Zealand passport. I doubt stamp-collectors would last very long at The City Bin Co. anyway, we've a franking machine.

What sports do you practice?

I used to practice rugby. Now I practice standing and yelling at girls for a couple of hours two or three times a week while they practice rugby. I've proven very adept at standing and yelling. It's like a special gift.

Favourite Saying?

"Sweet as, bye for now and thanks for that, you're tickety-boo, hunky-dory and rearing to go. Take it easy in the meantime and catchya later on."

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