Our Staff - Jeffrey


 Dec 03, 2014 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Jeffrey picking teas for Silver TipsHere's the third in our series on our Staff.  Many of you know we have a Wholesale company, Eco-Prima Tea, as well as our retail company, Silver Tips.   Not only does Eco-Prima supply major tea companies as well as small tea houses & coffee shops, it also supplies Silver Tips with all its teas and handles its online & mail orders.  For these functions, we have a separate team and our lead packer is Jeffrey Zhinin.   He was referred to me by one of our Tea Room employees a few years ago and has brought efficiency and order to our operations.  Young people today could learn from Jeffrey's good habits - he's always on time, he gets things done, he learns quickly, takes pride in what he does, doesn't waste time, doesn't take short cuts and enjoys seeing the output he creates.

Here’s what excites Jeffrey about his job:

He enjoys working with Tea and his co-workers.  He's even managed to get someone else in the office to make an occasional cup of tea for him!  He likes being in charge of his work area and finding ways to improve systems.

What does he do when he's not working:

Jeffrey is in high demand for league soccer teams and volleyball.  A couple of years ago, he joined a local gym and enjoys going there after work.  His discipline is impressive and when he makes up his mind to do something, he doesn't quit.  He also enjoys time at home with his family and dogs.

Here’s something personal about Jeffrey:

He likes self-improvement and shares a quote-of-the-day with his fellow co-workers every morning.  Here's one that he brought in - “Not everything will go as you expect in your life.  This is why you need to drop expectations, and go with the flow of life”.  Well said, Jeffrey.  He likes results and as he says, he is all about the gains.

It's been a joy to see Jeffrey grow, both as an employee and as a person.  He is attentive to all the details that are critical - teas that look wrong, torn packages, flavors that seem off, a cut of leaf that is incorrect - these help us maintain consistency and our reputation.  His work is virtually error-free and the sheer volume of shipments that he can get out in any given day is remarkable.  We could use a few more like Jeffrey!

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