Meet the Team – Employee spotlight: Jason Waack, Territory Manager.
Q. What is your favorite Watertech memory?
A. Charlie Parrish and I were packing up after testing a wastewater plant. He asked me to hold out my hands like he was going to give me something to pack. Instead he hit me with polymer from a 25mL syringe he had hidden behind his back. He and Jon Tiegs were laughing uncontrollably. To anyone who has never dealt with Polymer, it’s slippery and very hard to clean up.
Q. Before working at Watertech, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. Being part of the prevention loss team at Shopko. Catching shoplifters was always interesting.
Q. How has Watertech helped you in your career development?
A. The management team is willing to help with anything you need. It’s up to you to apply and use that info to better yourself.
Q. What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?
A. When I was young I wanted to be a Chef.
Q. What is your secret talent that no body knows about?
A. Darts – for some reason I’ve always been really good at Cricket.
Q. Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?
A. Business Insider
Q. If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
A. Aaron Rodgers
Q. If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A. Lake Louie – Warped Speed
Q. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
A. Holy Crap, I Can’t Believe That Worked!
Q. Least favorite Food?
A. Cilantro – you can’t un-taste it when it’s on something.
Q. Motto or personal mantra?
A. Shut up and do what you are here for!
Q. Three words to best describe you.
A. "Three words. Hard-working, Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable." - Dwight K. Schrute from The Office. I love that show. Anyone who watched it would understand this quote.
Q. What book did you read last?
A. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" To my daughter.
Q. What do you always want to try and never did?
A. The thing you stand on as it shoots water and you fly in the air. I’m sure I would hurt myself.
Q. What is an ability you wish you had?
A. To freeze time.
Q. What is on your bucket list?
A. Visit all 50 States with my wife and kids.
Q. What is the first concert you attended?
A. Korn and White Zombie
Q. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A. Beef Heart tartare. It took some convincing to get my wife to try it.
Q. What is your favorite meal?
A. Dry Rub Ribs
Q. What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?
A. 90’s rock
Q. What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
Q. Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
A. To tour Europe.
Q. What is something you learned in the last week?
A. Check the gas can before the snow starts.
Q. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
A. Cleaning bathrooms
Q. What skill would you like to master?
A. To be able to hit a straight tee shot.
Q. What’s your favorite drink?
A. A good Bourbon with 1 ice cube.
Q. What takes up too much of your time?
A. Driving – I’m hoping this autonomous vehicle thing takes off.
Q. What job would you be terrible at?
Q. What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
A. Talk too much
Q. Toast or Eggs?
Q. Music or Podcasts?
Q. Football or Basketball?
Q. What is the one thing, you can’t live without?
A. Water :)