The Adirondack Energy Family of Businesses is exactly what it says: a family. We have an amazing group of employees who have been with us for years (some from the first day we had someone walk through our office door), and we have some employees who are just starting work with us and we look forward to sharing the adventure with them for years to come.
One of those long-time employees is Rob Snyder, one of our fuel oil delivery truck drivers. While many employees and customers alike know our office staff, not many get a chance to really get to know our delivery guys. So we wanted to take a few minutes and get to know Rob a little bit more!
First, it's important to set the stage... our first attempt to interview Rob we had set-up for first thing in the morning, before many people are even up and getting ready for work. That's when he starts his day and he is travelling for the rest of the day, delivering fuel to our customers. But before we could even get to the office, Rob had to leave early to get to Cranberry Lake--that's how busy this guy is! So we had to reschedule.
So, here is our interview, take 2!
Q: How long have you been with Adirondack Energy? How long have you been in the industry?
A: I've worked here for 9 years. Before that I was a dairy farmer. And the whole time I've worked here I've always been delivering fuel oil.
Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: Driving I would say. I just enjoy it.
Q: What three traits would you say define you?
A: Responsibility, courteous, and safety.
Q: What is the most surprising thing that you have learned about Adirondack in your time here?
A: You don't hear anything from the boys [the owners]. Most places you have people always harping at you. I was used to that. So it's nice that they let you do your thing.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of work?
A: Farming. I still work at a dairy farm.
Q: Do you have any hobbies that don't involve hard labor?
A: I enjoy camping. Real camping (not glamping).
Q: What is the one thing you can't live without?
A: I guess money, because I want to keep my kids happy.
Q: What is your favorite place to be?
A: Probably the barn because I like interacting with the animals.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Spaghetti! With meatballs, Parmesan, all the good stuff.
Q: Tell us something that might surprise us about you?
A: I'm pretty easy-going.
If you are ever home when you're getting a fuel delivery, make sure you say hello! Chances are Rob is the guy delivering it. (In fact, while asking our last question his phone went off. After we were done he said "Gotta go, my truck is ready!" and he was off again).