AXIS Pharmacy has named Certified Pharmacy Technician Gurmit Kaur, Employee of the Quarter for Q2 2021. Rich Molitor, Pharmacist in Charge, had these kind words to say about this exceptional team member:
“We at AXIS Pharmacy NW are graced with a staff who have a significant amount of experience in the world of pharmacy. Our new Employee of the Quarter, Gurmit Kaur, has been with AXIS for many years now, and it definitely shows.
Gurmit accepts every challenge that comes her way and ably fills in for lead staff when necessary. She always brings her all-knowing grin and amazing interpersonal skills to work every day, setting an example and keeping morale strong.
Besides setting a great example as an employee and a person, Gurmit is also an accomplished chef; her lemon chicken dish is always in great demand at our potluck lunches, we can’t get enough of it. Congratulations, Gurmit, on your achievements to date, which have earned you Employee of the Quarter!”
In this interview, we learned a bit more about Gurmit and why teleportation would be her superpower of choice.
In one or two sentences, provide a brief description of “A Day In the Life” at your job.
My day-to-day duties include answering phone calls and pulling and filling prescriptions.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Both directly and indirectly, I enjoy helping seniors by dispensing their medications.
What is your favorite part about working at AXIS Pharmacy Northwest?
Working with the friendly staff.
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into your line of work?
While it can be stressful at times, it’s a very good career.
Tell us about some things you like to do outside of work.
I liked to spend time with my daughter, cooking and cleaning, and organizing my house.
Complete this sentence: “I am happiest when….”
I am spending time with my family.
What is one of your most prized possessions?
If you could turn into an animal, what would it be? How do the characteristics of this animal relate to this job?
A dog because they are faithful animals, and I feel I am most faithful to my job.
What superpower would you choose for yourself?
Teleportation, so I can send myself wherever I want to go.
If you wrote a book about your career so far, what would you title it?
“Life is Beautiful” – Even when we go through ups and downs.
What’s the very first job you had (that’s not on your resume), and what did you learn from the experience?
My first job was at a rehabilitation center, and the most important lesson l learned is to take one day at a time.
How would you describe yourself in one word? Why?
Sensitive because I take everything too seriously.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Panera Bread. My daughter and I love the chicken and guacamole sandwich on ciabatta bread and soup in a bread bowl.
Where can you find the best view where you live?
The best view is from my kitchen window, which includes some of my neighbors’ houses, large trees, and sometimes, hummingbirds that come to the feeder.
What is your favorite local park/hiking trail?
Jennings Park in Marysville
If someone came to visit you from out-of-town, where is the first place you would take them?
I would take out-of-town guests to Downtown Seattle.
Who has the best booth at the local farmers’ market?
The booth with the most colorful fruits and vegetables!
Congratulations again, Gurmit, on being named Employee of the Quarter at AXIS Pharmacy Northwest! We so appreciate you taking the time to share with us!