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Employee in the Spotlight - Aoife Duffy
Thu Aug 9, 2018


What is your role at Anglo Printers and what does it involve?

I am a temporary receptionist/administrator. A lot of paperwork, phone calls, and whipping up dockets! 

How have you found life since you started working for Anglo Printers?

It's been busy but a great learning experience. I'm so grateful to be in a place so local and with such a great atmosphere! 

Who did you work for before?

Anglo Printers is my first proper taste of employment. I was in college up until last year so I've only done volunteering and odd bits of unpaid work experience so I'm technically a newbie to the whole 9 to 5 job sphere!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

As a kid, I wanted to be a writer or something artsy but I never really planned anything career wise. I still haven't any ideas so I guess I've still some growing up to do.  

What children's character can you relate with most and why?

I always related with Angelica Pickles from Rugrats because she represents only-child syndrome.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

If I won I'd buy some land and set up an animal sanctuary.

What is your hidden talent?

I guess I can sing and play a few (mostly indie) songs on guitar. I suppose I can draw a bit and was always known in school and college for doodling cartoons in my notes. 

What book did you read last?

The last proper novel I read was Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall but technically, the last book I read was by one of my favourite cartoonists, Joe Sacco. It was a graphic novel called Safe Area Gorazde which is about his journalistic work during the Bosnian War.

Where is the best place you've travelled to and why?

I've been to Edinburgh twice so far and just love the atmosphere of the place and its architecture and museums.

What would you like to be famous for?

I'd like to be famous for something I've achieved and hopefully not because of something embarrassing going viral. 

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

I'd cast Zooey Deschanel to play me because we seem to have the same dainty persona and quirky style. 

If given a chance who would you like to be for a day?

I'd be Meghan Markle just so I could be a princess (kind of) for a day.

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

I'd be Leonardo Da Vinci because he was a talented guy who was kind to animals, lived during the Renaissance, and seemed to have a relatively peaceful life. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like drawing, reading, playing guitar, watching movies and anime, and being a crazy cat lady with my six cats. I also like to hang out with my friends just chilling and drinking...tea.

What is your favourite band/musician, movie and book? 

I love folk and synth music and my favourite band would either be The Killers or Fleetwood Mac. My favourite movie depends on my mood. I love anything be Wes Anderson and the Coen Brothers but my favourite film is probably Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. My favourite book is either Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis or Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar.



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