Employee Questionnaire

18-May-2016

By: The Pipeline

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Michael Guidry - The whole Christmas experience.

Dawn Duthu - Having no responsibilities.

Matthew Pere - What’s there not to miss? Waking up on Saturday mornings watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hanging out and up to no good with my friends in Rienzi, and playing my Nintendo 64 to name a few.  Playing sports as a kid would probably be the thing I miss the most.  You don’t realize how fast time goes by when you’re having fun.

Jason Lemoine - Not having all of the wonderful responsibilities of being an adult.

Julie Lear - I miss being care free, and having a big imagination. My friends and I would always make up the craziest games, and constantly play make believe. We would also have so much fun with a refrigerator card board box…those were the days.

Jessi Verdin - No responsibilities. Now that I look back, keeping my room clean and making good grades wasn’t as hard after all.

Rayann Melancon - I miss my brother, Henry, and spending the summers with my maw maw and paw paw at their house “in the country” (Pearl River, LA).

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Michael Guidry - A medium rare fillet with a complementary bottle of Napa Valley cabernet.

Dawn Duthu - Seared Ahi tuna as the appetizer, osso buco with pecan risotto and sautéed green beans with bacon, and crème brûlée as the dessert (Yes, I’m a foodie).

Matthew Pere - Gumbo and potato salad. You can’t go wrong with a good chicken, sausage, and andouille gumbo. For dessert, a handful of Oreos and a big glass of milk.

Jason Lemoine - A nice filet and a baked potato.

Julie Lear - Definitely mac-n-cheese.

Jessi Verdin - I’d have to go with boiled seafood with a side of blood pressure medication.

Rayann Melancon - Small asian chicken salad, a few chips with hot salsa on the side, and a mini cannoli from Brocato’s with coffee. Also the occasional glass of red wine would be nice.

What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?

Michael Guidry - I’m a sports guy so that would be Archie Manning (football), Michael Jordan (basketball), and Nolan Ryan (baseball).

Dawn Duthu - Jesus Christ.

Matthew Pere - Les Miles. It would be the most interesting cup of coffee you could imagine. "When I wake up in the morning and I turn that film on, it's like reading a book and it's exciting. I don't read books, but if I read books it would be like reading a book."

Jason Lemoine - Not much of a coffee drinker, but I’d grab a beer with Will Ferrell.

Julie Lear - I would have to pick Ellen DeGeneres. She has such a fun personality that I’m sure we’d end up laughing the whole time. 

Jessi Verdin - I would definitely enjoy a cup of coffee with Betty White.

Rayann Melancon - Billy Graham.

What is the best gift you have been given?

Michael Guidry - The gift of life from my wife when my children were born.

Dawn Duthu - I have been blessed with so many gifts in my lifetime it’s hard to choose just one. Besides my family, I would have to say a European trip to Paris, London, and Ireland.

Matthew Pere - Easy. My two children Michael and Madelyn.  A ticket to The Masters last year is a close second.

Jason Lemoine - I’d have to say my son. Definitely the greatest gift I have or will ever receive.

Julie Lear - Any gift that was given to me by my nanny. I always cared more that the gift came from her than what the actual gift was. She was a very special person in my life and I treasure them even more now that she’s passed. 

Jessi Verdin - The best gift that I’ve been given is the house that my parents bought me. They obviously never want me to move back home but I appreciate it and them.

Rayann Melancon - Salvation and my children (guess the gray hair had to come with them).

Do you call it a koozie or huggie?

Michael Guidry - Koozie, koozie, koozie. That’s what it is isn’t it???

Dawn Duthu - Koozie.

Matthew Pere - Huggie! I guess it’s a Thibodaux thing.  Side note: I have a drawer in my kitchen solely dedicated to huggies.

Jason Lemoine - Koozie. Huggie just sounds creepy.

Julie Lear - Koozie.

Jessi Verdin - Koozie. A huggie is a diaper and a koozie is a koozie. 

Rayann Melancon - Huggie mostly. It depends on who I’m speaking with.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Michael Guidry - Warning: This could get intense, but don’t be afraid to jump on board.

Dawn Duthu - Warning: Contains awesomeness.

Matthew Pere - Warning: Quiet but likes to party.

Jason Lemoine - Warning: Contents under pressure.

Julie Lear - This is a tough one. You’ll most likely get a different answer depending on who you ask lol. The one that applies most days would be “Warning: Contents turn red under pressure.” My neck is constantly turning red in various situations, and most days I can’t even explain why. It’s definitely the joke amongst us in HR.

Jessi Verdin - Warning: May spontaneously combust if required to adult for prolonged periods of time.

Rayann Melancon - Warning: Please do not unorganize my organized chaos.

Why do you work for Danos?

Michael Guidry - Without a doubt the people and its wonderful family atmosphere. 

Dawn Duthu - When I read the company’s purpose statement, “Honor God. Develop great people to solve big challenges for our customers and communities.” I knew that I was home.  I love the family culture that Danos has and the way that the company moves forward in a difficult time without losing sight of their core values.  

Matthew Pere - Danos stands for the same values I do in life, especially integrity and respect.

Jason Lemoine - Good opportunity to provide for my family and an overall great place to work.

Julie Lear - I work for Danos because this company is truly like no other. The environment is always friendly. It’s hard to find a company who has values that match your own. It’s nice to see coworkers who truly care for one another and don’t put personal agendas first.

Jessi Verdin - I work for Danos because of the awesome atmosphere, friendly people, and values.

Rayann Melancon - Values and the people that believe in them and live them every day.

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