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Trisha White

Human Resources Generalist

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tempered Networks Employee Marta Szymanska and her family

We recently welcomed Marta, our new Sales Operations Analyst, to the Tempered Networks team. She’s here to get all of our ducks in a row! Keep on reading to learn more about her. 

Where is your hometown?

I spent most of my life in Warsaw, Poland, except for short trips to England and Reno, NV. There was a government program for work and travel, so I would work in Reno for five months and then travel for one month. 

Before working at Tempered, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

When I was in Reno, I was working as a change person. The biggest jackpot I ever had to pay out was $29,000. It took about an hour just to count and recount everything…

How do you balance your career and personal life?

I’m waking up super early every morning. My normal alarm time is 4:30am to get into the office at 6:00am, and then I leave around 3:00pm to avoid traffic. Weekends are house and family time, mostly with my son. I also find some activities for myself. I have a group of 10-15 crazy moms that all our families connect. We go on trips together, go to the bar for trivia, and our kids play together.

Best vacation you’ve had?

Reno. Even though I was working, I was making money and having fun—it was the vacation of my life. Coming from Poland, the students there don’t work like students here. We were renting a car to go visit different places every weekend. It was also a huge lesson for how to be an adult. Even my parents said when I came back that I was older and more independent.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Melissa McCarthy – she is so funny.

What do you do for fun?

Gardening. I love flowers. Growing up, my mom loved gardening too. Whenever I’d see my mom in the garden, I’d think, “Why is my mom always in the dirt?” But now I find that as soon as I get home, I’m changing my clothes and getting the in the dirt. My yard has a green wall. I love watching the flowers bloom—I have a lot of roses. 

People would be surprised if they knew: 

There’s a lot of things, but you might think I’m too crazy.