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Employee Spotlight - Tania Chambers

Employee Spotlight - Tania Chambers

 

One-on-One with ETM Office Associate Tania Chambers! 

Name: Tania Chambers

Job Title: Office Associate

Years at ETM: 1 year, 0 months, 11 days (as of 7/11/19)

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m an introvert. People don’t think so, but I really am. My idea of a good time is wearing sweats, eating ice cream or a plate of food, and watching television. I’m the proud mother of a 19 year-old. He’s not only a lyricist but the “Chambers Book of Household Records eating champion!”  I enjoy writing (film, plays, web-series). I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. My parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and those before them are from the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

Tell us a little about your schooling/work history/etc prior to working at ETM.
I attended Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus where I started off as a Nursing major. From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse because I really wanted to do my part in helping people. Then I reached my second year of school and as a part of my classes, I had to go into hospitals to take care of the sick. It was there that I  realized that I DIDN’T want to be a nurse anymore, because I had too much empathy toward the patients.

I changed my major to Computer Science, where I  worked as a bank teller for two months at Dime Savings Bank. Next up was HarperCollins Publishers, where I worked for 18 years. I started as an Inventory clerical worker and by the time I left I was a manager. Right before ETM, I was the office associate for On Time Fuel.

I furthered my studies by obtaining a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Baker College in Michigan in 2005.

How has music/arts ed played a role in your life if any?
Music is a big part of me. It’s why I sing in the shower. It’s why I enjoy dancing. It’s been a big part of my family. Back in the day my dad, on a Saturday, would surround himself with his 45 RPM and LP records. Though it was the 80’s, I would listen to him blast different kinds of music from the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. While in school, I began learning the piano. We really didn’t have an arts program and the class was sort of a “one off kind of thing.”  It was fun learning while it lasted. Music is still a big part of my life as my son is a music major in college. I’m obliged to listen to his lyrical prowess and sometimes his beat-boxing.

What is your favorite part about working at ETM?
My favorite part? I can’t point out one thing that stands alone as my favorite part. Wait, I lie…the left over cake and food from events! That’s my favorite part. Just kidding. I love everything about ETM. My job, my boss, my co-workers. I enjoy helping in whatever capacity that I can for everyone. I wouldn’t trade my job for any other and if you know what I endured at some of the previous positions I held, you’d understand why I have absolutely no complaints. ETM is an answered prayer.

Any fun passions or anything else you would like to share about yourself?
I like doing arts and crafts. I’m currently making resin coasters, glass-etched vases, oil-painted mugs, and gift baskets. This all started from helping my son with his many school projects over the years. Arts and crafts can be relaxing.