Spotlight on… Joe Fisher

29 Jan 2014

Joe FisherHi Joe, let’s start with work; what does a ‘normal’ day constitute for you?

The day for me normally starts with checking emails and coming up with a plan of attack. I try my best to sort these out before taking on the most important job of any morning, which is of course the morning brew round. I can’t achieve much without having a decent dose of caffeine in the morning!

After that, the day will generally consist of putting together research reports, making phone calls and sending emails.

How long have you been with the company? How did you get started?

I have been here for 7 months now. When I completed my degree, a friend of mine who already worked for Jepson Holt offered to give them my CV and from that I was asked to come in for an interview. I was then lucky enough to be offered a place in the company, which I jumped at!

When you were a child, what job did you want to do?

My biggest hobby is playing music, mainly guitar, but I also play a number of other instruments. I always dreamed of making a living from music in one form or another but it turns out to be a harder game than the younger version of myself had envisaged.

Work in silence or with music, background chatter and noise?

My preference would always be with music or at least background chatter. There are parts of this role that involve being on the phone for large periods of time but when that is not the case I will generally have a headphone in.

What’s your drink of choice while you’re working?

Coffee! Occasionally Tea.

And when you’re not working?

Coffee! If I’m out and about, whiskey.

Nice. Name the best place you’ve ever visited.

I travelled to Holland last year, that was a really beautiful place to visit.

And how about the place that’s currently top of your ‘to visit’ list?

I’m not entirely sure why I want to visit Canada so badly but it is definitely at the top of my list.

If you have the choice between staying in and going out, which do you normally choose and what do you normally do?

It depends on the evening. I do enjoy going out and that will often be the plan but I also enjoy sitting in with a book and a glass of something.

What’s the one talent you have that people in your office are unaware of?

I’m not sure you could call it a talent but I am pretty double jointed.

What would your ‘Desert Island’ disc, film and book be?

Book: Game of Thrones
Film: Waking Life
Disc: I don’t think I could narrow it down to one thing. Most likely a Radiohead album.

Do you prepare well in advance or are you a ‘last minute’ person?

Last minute! No matter how much I try to be prepared it always ends up as a last minute dash.

Who’d play you in the film of your life?

He probably wouldn’t but I would like to think it would be Benedict Cumberbatch.

Car windows down or air conditioning on?

Winter or Summer?

DIY or call an expert?

It will normally start as a DIY attempt but after it fails miserably I will either end up calling out a professional or living with a badly completed project.

If you had to compete at the Olympics, in any event, real or fake, what would you choose?

Could you be an Olympic Cake Eater? I think I could compete on the world stage in something like that.

Do you ‘do’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? Are they useful?

As a part of the job it is pretty essential but as part of my personal life, not really. I will occasionally look to see if there is anything interesting going on in the world but other than that it doesn’t really occur to me to use them.

Physical book or e-book?

I much prefer physical books but I have to admit, being able to read on your phone does come in handy at times. I am forever forgetting to take books out with me but I never go anywhere without my phone.

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being ‘not at all’, how clued up on technology do you feel you are?

I’d like to say 9 or 10 but in reality it is more likely to be a 7, maybe 8.