Brian Gunn – Mailroom Operations

How long have you been with 1800flowers and how did you get involved with the company? I have been with 1800flowers for 14-1/2 years. What is your favorite 1800flowers product? My favorite 1800Flowers products are Cheryl’s brownies and Fannie May or Harry London chocolates. What is your job title? Can you tell us about what you do and what is your favorite thing about it? My job title is Mail Assistant in the mailroom. I sort and distribute everyone’s mail in the mail slots. It is a very interesting job. How did you get into Mailroom Operations? A job coach got me this job. I’ve also worked in data entry and shredding in addition the Mailroom.
I’ve learned to do my job with a smile every day.
What is your favorite flower or plant and why? I like all flowers but especially roses because they smell nice. 1800Flowers is a gifting company. What is your favorite gift to receive? My favorite gift to receive is chocolate. What’s your favorite thing about working at My favorite thing is working here in the mailroom and getting a chance to meet and mingle with everyone in the company, in various departments. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned working at 1800Flowers? I’ve learned to do my job with a smile every day. Where did you grow up and can you tell us a little bit about it? I grew up in Long Island and have lived in Valley Stream, and now Long Beach. Other than your fabulous work at 1800flowers, do you have any secret, or not so secret, talents? If so, what are they? I like to dance and sing karaoke. What do you do in your spare time? In my spare, I like to go to the movies, and watch TV. One of 1800Flowers’ main missions is to deliver smiles. What makes you smile? Comedies. What is your favorite food type/dish and dessert? My favorite food is pizza, and other Italian foods. Who or what is your biggest inspiration and why? My coworker Edward is my biggest inspiration because he taught me everything I know. What rule do you live by? Live life to the fullest! What is your favorite song and/or who is your favorite musical artist? My favorite songs are “Sweet Caroline” and “King of the Road.” What are your favorite movies and TV programs (past or present)? My favorite movies are Home Alone 1 & 2 and TV shows are Wizards of Waverly Place and Good Luck Charlie. What is your favorite quote? “You only live once.” What is your favorite city to visit and why? My favorite city is New Smyrna Beach, Florida because, my godmother and friends live there, and Daytona Beach, Florida because my cousins live there.
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