We are so delighted to introduce you to Urmila. She recently won our Employee of the Month Award. In addition to being a hard worker, she is one of the funniest people we know. She will laugh and joke with you and her impersonations of Americans trying to speak Nepali are hysterical. We love having her at Purnaa! Get to know her in the interview below.
Congratulations, you won the employee of the month award!
How did you feel when you found out that you won?
I was very happy and I felt that my hard work was being noticed.
Do you know why you were selected?
Because of my hard work. Although I knew I was doing hard work, it made me realize I was being appreciated.
What is your job at Purnaa?
I am a skilled sewer.
What do you like about being a sewer?
I love making t-shirts.
How long have you been at Purnaa?
Almost since the beginning.
What do you like working here?
The best thing about Purnaa is the management. This company cares about their employees. It’s not just about work.
What is different here from other places you have worked?
There is a huge difference. At my previous work they weren’t concerned about their employees’ personal lives. Whenever I am in need of support physically or emotionally or financially, Purnaa is always there.
How have you changed as a person since working here?
I like this question! I have started taking care of small things like being on time. I’ve become trustworthy and learned to work with my team like a family. Since I’ve gotten into the habit of punctuality, it’s become frustrating to work with people outside.
What is a way you want to grow in your work?
There is one machine that uses 18 threads (I forgot the name of it). I know how to use every other machine, but I need to learn that one.
Who is your favorite actor or actress?
What is your favorite food?
Typical… meat and rice (masu bhat)
What is your favorite color?
Black and pink
What is your favorite machine at Purnaa?
Flatlock. It was really difficult to learn, but now I find it really easy and comfortable to use.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to travel, roam around, hang around with friends. I like to go where it’s peaceful and not that crowded.
Tell us about your family.
If I told you about my big family it would take forever! I have 2 elder brother, 2 elder sisters, and I’m the youngest. All of them are married and settled down. I don’t have a mother or father because they died when I was still a young child.
What dreams do you have for the future?
Everyday my thinking changes so my dream changes everyday [laughter]!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I have a wish for my family. My brothers and sisters and their families have been struggling so I want their children to continue their educations and learn some skills and come work at Purnaa someday. I feel honored and blessed to be at Purnaa. I used to feel like I had a dark future and I sometimes wonder how I ended up at Purnaa and so I wish my nephews would someday end up in a place like me.