Nice to meet you, Linda

Name: Linda WetherbyBirthday: July 17, 1945

Born in: Pulaski, Va.

Current residence: Fair Haven, Vt.

Job title: Administrative Assistant, Physical Plant

Previous Jobs: Been at Castleton for last 30 years. Also worked for Registrar’s and Business offices.

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite food: Homemade pizza

What is one of your favorite quotes or sayings?

“Do unto others.”

What is your favorite book or movie?

“It’s a Wonderful Life. I love Jimmy Stewart.”

What does a normal day consist of for you?

“I start at 7 a.m. I get vehicles set for the day, look at set-ups, work requests, bulls, phone messages, receive deliveries. I take care of things as they happen.”

What is one of your funniest or most memorable moments working here?

“There are a lot of them around here. We had someone retire a while back and we spray painted and mounted a golden plunger award for him.”

What is your favorite and least favorite part of your job?

“I like the variety. Bills get kind of mundane. I try to look at it positively; at least they’re not mine.”

How do you handle the many personalities?

“You have to have a good sense of humor…people call very upset because something is not working. I don’t take it personally. I try to be very low key. I am very likely to hang up on someone who is swearing. I had one call from a student who thought it was slippery [in the parking lots] and I hung up on him when he started swearing. I heard back later that he would have hung up on himself too.”

Any future plans?

“One year from May 1 I will be retiring. I have to have a plan. I hope to volunteer, do nursing home visitations, reading with children with difficulties.”

Any advice for your future replacement?

“Keep a good sense of humor and don’t take it personally. It’s different everyday.

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