Employee Spotlight: Michael Gendron

Name: Michael Gendron
Title: IT Specialist
How long have you worked here at Modern Pest Services? 5.5 years
What do you enjoy most about working at Modern Pest Services? Working with a bunch of great co-workers.
What has been the most interesting thing you’ve learned since joining a pest control company? How extensively carpenter ants can ruin the wood work in your house, if you don’t take care of them.
What does a typical day look like for you? I come in at 8 am and get ready to tackle the day’s technology issues. Around 12:30 I take a break for an hour for lunch, then finish my day with more IT support work and leave at 5 pm.
Have you worked in any fields other than pest control? If yes, what other fields have you worked in? Ha Ha, as the IT Specialist the only bugs I handle are technology bugs.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work? I am a family man. We are never home on the weekends. I spend every weekend doing something with my wife and our 8 year old daughter. We make lots of trips to the mall, my girls love to shop. We also like going to Old Orchard Beach and visiting different amusement parks in New England.
What is the most enjoyable and memorable client and/or colleague interaction you’ve had while here at Modern Pest Services? The most enjoyable, memorable times I’ve had with colleague have been the ones we have at our annual Employee Appreciation Banquets every year. It really is a great time to see everyone and catch up.
Describe an experience from your past that has helped you develop into the professional you are today. Having worked in a previous help desk position and at a cell phone company, I have been able to understand how the technology our service professionals use will function in the field and what hurdles they can expect in remote areas. With that understanding, I try to provide the best options with the least negative impact.
And just for fun…
If a movie were produced about your life, which movie star would have the leading role (who would play the part of you)?

Jonah Hill