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You will make my freakin day if you…

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I love getting a message from a coworker thanking me! I actually keep a log of those messages, to re-read when I'm feeling less-than-awesome on a given day. I genuinely appreciate teammates sharing what makes them smile too- if you read a tweet, or saw a funny tik tok, I always love getting those shared too.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Megan Martinson when sh*t hits the fan

When there is a production issue, I usually go into a zen-like problem solving mode. I am fast, but also communicative and solutions-oriented. I'll take the task of coordination when it makes sense, but usually I'm documenting and researching quickly and calmly to find a resolution.

Outside of work, you'll find me...

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On a stay-indoors day, I'm probably doing something like: - reading comic books (mostly indie, some Marvel/DC) - playing D&D or some other tabletop roleplaying game (I am a forever-DM) - playing a video game (strategy, sims, and RPGs mainly) - reading a book (nonfiction, sci fi and fantasy genres) - researching random topics for my own satisfaction (ex: "how many more fouls does Karl Anthony Towns draw when wearing bright shoes vs dark shoes?" for no other reason than I was curious!)

My Achilles Heel is…

Being bored, or repetitive tasks with no creativity involved.

If you observe me giving the same status update in standup more than a week at a time, please invite me to help you with a small task that you're working on! If its data entry, or just being a sounding-board, I welcome small side-projects as a break during periods of monotony!

I like to get feedback when its given…

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I always appreciate receiving feedback from my teammates. I would generally prefer it to be given in a 1:1 interaction, so that I can ask any clarifying questions. I also prefer to have an example or context around the feedback to make it actionable for myself. Vague or general feedback is harder for me to take to heart, and I have much more trouble remembering those comments.

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Learning as much as I can 🤓

When I am able to help alleviate someone else's stress, or make their day a little brighter, that gives me a huge boost of pride. Even just sharing a tip that I've picked up, and hearing that it was helpful or put into action makes my day. If I can also learn a new skill, or deepen my knowledge about something, that is always a rewarding experience as well. I am a big believer in life-long learning, especially learning in subjects that aren't my main strengths!