Cameron Laing is the first to be part of a new series to get to know our service and support staff. Take it away!
What does your day-to-day role entail?
I recently swapped departments, so my day-to-day role now includes keeping track of consumable orders that are sent to us automatically. This is done via monitoring software that we install to some of our devices and answering any queries from our customers about our monitored devices.
What is your favourite project that you’ve worked on?
My favourite project that I have been able to work on is the toner automation system that we have. Although I was not involved in setting it up, it is a constant project as there is always room for improvement.
What are you most proud of at Capital?
I am proudest of being able to get through the amount of training that I have. I was never that good at studying in my spare time, so to have gotten through it all is, for me, quite the achievement.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
I’ve always liked being able to see the changes in technology. When a new model or photocopier comes, out or a new piece of software, I like finding out what improvements have been made in comparison to older devices and software.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Capital, whose job would you want?
Tom Flockhart – I may as well aim high and pick the man at the top.
What advice do you have for prospective Capital candidates?
As long as you can have a laugh and still get the work done, you don’t need any advice. You will be fine.
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
I would probably pick a lion because there aren’t many animals that would try to eat a lion.
Who is the coolest celebrity you’ve ever met?
I have either never met a celebrity, or I am the worst celebrity hunter in history.
If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Burgers, chips and also chicken nuggets.
If you had to change your name, what would you make it?
Andy Aaron, just so that my name would be at the top of every list.
What is the most beautiful place in the world you have ever seen?
It has to be Loch Lomond. Not much compares to sitting on one of the island beaches, with a drink in your hand, also watching the sun set over the loch.
What is your pet peeve?
My pet peeve is when you ask someone to describe something in one word and they reply with a hyphenated word. Easy-going is not one word!
So what is your secret talent?
I haven’t found out my secret talent yet. So it must be a pretty good talent if I have managed to keep it a secret even from myself.
Do you have a favourite quote or a personal mantra?
“Well there’s only one way to find out, Mark” – The Pain Men.
You never know what’s going to happen so you may as well dive in the deep end and find out.
If you had to know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
I would need to ask how the pyramids were built. The fact that nobody knows exactly how they were built still amazes me.
Thanks so much Cameron Laing for taking your time to bare all! Tune in again when we will be learning more about another unsuspecting soul!
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