Wow, how the year has flown by for us at Pacific Homecare. As we get closer to Christmas, we would like to share our thanks to our last two employee’s of the month, for November and December.

Shirley and Sharmindar – Pacific Homecare Support Workers

Over these 2 months we celebrate Shirley and Sharmindar, who truly work hard to ensure our customers get the best support possible. Our love goes out to them both, we are so thankful for their hard work. In this post we share a little about each of them. Thanks heaps Shirley and Sharminder for sharing this with us and congratulations to you both!

Shirley – Employee of the Month November 2019

Tell us a little about your background? My name is Shirley; I’m happily married with three beautiful children.

What sorts of things do you do in your job? I help our customers with daily activities they have difficulties with such as showering and cooking.

Tell us about your customers / a typical day at your job? Our customers are very kind, and every day we learn new ways to continue to help and communicate with them.

What training have you completed at Pacific Homecare?I have completed Level 1,2 and 3 of a health care course provided by Pacific Homecare.

What do you like most about working at Pacific Homecare? Our excellent staff team! Everyone is very lovely and polite who are always willing to help one another.

Who inspires you? Our team leaders inspire me a lot, and I must thank our customers who are quite inspiring too.

At the end of your working day, what do you like to do? When I get home, I love to relax and spend time with my family.

Quick Fire Questions:

Favourite type of music? Worship music.

Favourite food? I enjoy a good BBQ.

What are you into right now? I’ve been enjoying time just listening to music.

What languages do you speak? English and Hindi.

What are your hobbies?Shopping and relaxing with some TV.

What’s your favourite childhood memory?This question takes me back to the time when I would play and fight with my brother. Fun times!

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Nurse.

If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing? If I were not doing this job, I would be a stay at home Mum.

Sharmindar- Employee of the Month November 2019

Tell us a little about your background? I’m originally from Fiji and have been living in New Zealand for 17 years with my family. I have four children, all of them ay boys. The eldest is 20, and my youngest is 5. I have a super busy life, but I’m still able to perform my duties for our beautiful customers.

What sorts of things do you do in your job?  I look after our customers by helping them with cleaning, shopping and some cooking.

Tell us about your customers / a typical day at your job? Every day I help cook enough food for a couple we support in their home.

What do you like most about working at Pacific Homecare? I like working with our customers and seeing them satisfied with the service we provided by us.

Who inspires you? One of our customers, Preveena and Prakash really inspire me. Despite being disabled, they still live their lives to the fullest. They are amazing, and I have learnt a lot about their outlook on life and how they continue to live life. 

At the end of your working day, what do you like to do? When I get home I enjoy watching my favourite show, love eating some nice food and relaxing with my family.

Quick Fire Questions:

Favourite type of music? Old music.

Favourite food? I love lamb curry with rice and salad.

What are you into right now? I love and uphold my culture, so I have a lot happening right now.

What languages do you speak? English and Hindi.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy swimming, shopping and travelling.

What’s your favourite childhood memory? A memory that I remember and enjoy is when I would dance with my brother. He always would make some funny moves.

What did you want to be when you grew up? While growing up, I always wanted to be a chef.

If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing? If I weren’t a support worker, I would have enjoyed being a teacher. I love kids!

Want to check out another Employee of the Month? Click here to learn about Aravae Rae who received employee of the month for October 2019.

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