Aloha, my name is Sandra Boddy. I started my journey in Obelisk in 2007 as Receptionist/PA in our head office in Cavan. After a year, an opportunity to move roles into the Telecoms side of the Company was advertised internally and I took up the challenge to support the Rigging Manager in scheduling crews and organising access. This was a new area for me, but I was eager to develop within the company.
This role included scheduling our crews to site, liaising with HR and Training department on leave and training while also organising site access.
In 2016 I moved into a role that began vacant in the Fleet Department. The job is varied and there is never a dull moment! There is no such thing as a typical day and every phone call and email brings a new task. Dealing with driver queries/ the various lease companies/compiling and checking reports and invoicing/liaising with the Insurance Company/attending meetings/reviewing policies and all the related tasks that come with those activities.
I also still have my finger in the Telecoms pie and continue to schedule Rigging crews alongside the Deployment Managers and Training department.
Telecommunications and Fleet are fast paced and ever changing it may sound cliché, but even after 13 years every day is a school day. I am fortunate to work with great bunch of people in Obelisk who support each other with the day to day issues within the industry in order to get the job done.
Since the outbreak of COVID 19 I have been working remotely thanks to technology and the IT Department we all still stay connected via teams/Outlook/telephone calls and other forms of media. Most people I work with are not Office based so for me there has been no real change apart from grabbing a cuppa with a fellow colleague. Although the social side of Obelisk is limited at present we are kept going with various activities from Social Club and I am looking forward to catching up with the team in-person very soon.
As Obelisk and the Telecoms Industry itself continue to evolve I look forward the new opportunities it may bring for myself and fellow workmates. To quote Mark Twain “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”