WSY Q&A

During the current situation a lot of work is done from home. We still need to go to the office to complete your orders so not everything is done from home. We spoken to every member of the ‘office team’ and asked them a couple of questions. Enjoy the Q&A’s!

 

Joost

  • Do you like working from home?

I am working for 50% from home. We still need to receive goods and pack orders for Clients. So, I do this together with Maarten. Normally Luuk does these things but we want that he stays home and get ready when we really need him. We don’t want that he could be infected. Safety first for our employees. The other 50% I work from the office. Working from home is challenging. When you normally work in the office with all your colleagues it is easy to communicate and help each other. And the vibe is totally different when you work at home. So, working from home is not my favourite thing. But on the other side I am able to spend time with my dog Fien!

  • What do you miss the most?

I miss the most the joy and fun we have with each other at the office.

  • What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

Communication is the most challenging part when you work from home. It is not that easy to structure all incoming goods and outgoing goods. So, we spend a lot of time on facetime and make notes for each other.  Luckily, we still have business and able to supply yachts in Europe.

  • How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

In this crazy time, you have to be focused all the time. You don’t want to make any mistakes, and everything has to go to plan. Even in this time errors are not accepted. And distraction is easy when you live in a neighbourhood that is surrounded with water and fun.

  • What are you doing besides work?

Due the corona virus it is not that busy as it always was. Most of the yachts take it easy and try to save costs and keep budgets low. Normally I don’t have any time to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime. So i try to watch a couple of series and take some rest. Because I think when the virus restrictions become less strict… and the port authorities allow yachts to get in, I will be very busy again and don’t have any time to take a holiday!

  • What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

At the moment i don’t watch anything on Netflix. I am not really into series. More into movies. But i started recently to watch two series on Amazon prime, Called: The Widow and Tom Clancy Jack Ryan. Also watched The Grand Tour: Seamen. The old guys from Top Gear together, hilarious!! Beside that I love diving, so I started to watch on Netflix Chasing Coral, Mission Blue and A Plastic Ocean.


 

Maarten

  • Do you like working from home?

I am working 50% at home / 50% at WSY HQ. Having our baby Lauren and a working wife during this crisis it makes all al little more complicated. Normally Lauren goes to both grandparents, 3 days a week, so we can full focus on our jobs. But now you see how important they are when you don’t have any help from others. It’s too risky to give her to our grandparents as they are the “risk group”.

On the other side you are now spending so much time with the baby. Before the crisis my working days were from 7 am till 7 pm or later, so no time at all to see my daughter. So I am very happy that I have the opportunity to work from home with her. I have to say having a company like this you have to be at work. There are so many orders/ shipments arriving/leaving during the day. Especially now during this crisis we don’t have time for any mistakes. The clients need us everywhere.

  • What do you miss the most?

I am really missing the WSY-Team. We are spending a lot of time via FaceTime during the day to maintain the operation.  I am just missing the simple things, the small tweaks you can chat about with your colleagues to make sure the clients are happy. Having team lunch on Thursday! Sharing all the feedback from the clients in the office!

  • What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

Communication is key in our daily business. From the warehouse to the operation department to the sales department and don’t forget the bookkeeping. Bookkeeping and the operations department are working from home, so communication makes all more difficult. Normally everybody is walking around and check their order with the warehouse. Now Joost and I are receiving the orders and check/repack them with the warehouse.

It’s very important to put more attention into the simple things. Mistakes are very easily to make now if all department are working from home.

  •  How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

IMPOSSIBLE!!! Trust me. Lauren is everywhere:)

  • What are you doing besides work?

Every day I try to walk with Lauren in the afternoon. The weather is getting better now and in Holland we don’t have a lock down. We can still go outside having a small walk. All the other time I try to focus me on We Supply Yachts and my baby girl Lauren.

  • What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

Sure it’s Casa de Papel!! 


 

Melissa 

  • Do you like working from home?

It took some time to get used to, but it is doable

  • What do you miss the most?

The printer and the carpaccio sandwiches.

  • What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

The biggest challenge is not eating too much delicious things.

  • How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

It’s no problem for me, just get it done! 

  • What are you doing besides work?

Sleeping, walking outside, reading a book and enjoying the sun while sitting outside.

 What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

I’m not a big Netflix lover so I’m sorry… I don’t know. 

Sanne 

  • Do you like working from home?

It’s nice that you don’t have to travel to work… extra bedtime! But it’s quite boring to work from home.

  • What do you miss the most?

My colleagues of course! And the printer… I need to write everything down right now and that’s not my favourite thing to do.

  • What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

Quit at five o’clock… You easily keep working till late.

  • How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

Telling my husband to shut his mouth… ha-ha

  • What are you doing besides work?

Walking outside, exercise, Netflix and Primevideo.

  • What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

Mindhunter and Lucifer!


 

Reilly

  • Do you like working from home?

There is no big difference for me, I am used to working at home! I actually think it’s chill. I can work when I want to. I am not really a morning person, so I can also sleep a bit longer ha-ha. And the best thing of working from home is I can play my own music very loud and no one is complaining. 

  • What do you miss the most?

The fun moments at work and contact with others. Having a chat or playing some football during lunchtime. And of course, the Thursday lunch!

  •  What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

Distraction is the biggest challenge. It is quite different from the office where you cannot do many other things. You can easily sit on the couch, or you can sleep a little longer. Also, the PlayStation sometimes stares at me too long and then I need to play.

  • How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

Actually, the thought “it needs to be done “. I also don’t think working is a punishment at all, I enjoy doing it, which also makes it a lot easier to just focus on it.

  • What are you doing besides work?

Walking outside, watching (a lot of) Netflix and playing PlayStation games like Call of Duty Warzone and Fifa.

  • What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

For sure ‘LA CASA DE PAPEL’! The latest season is so epic. And also, Vis a Vis is a good one, with a couple of actors of La Casa de Papel.


 

Dyon

  • Do you like working from home?

Yeah… it’s ok. Most of the time I’m working at home or I’m on the road to shoot videos for WSY TV. So, there is no big difference for me.

  • What do you miss the most?

The best thing of the office are the people and the funny moments we’re having together. We’re working hard but we’re having a lot of fun too. So that is for sure what I miss the most.

  • What is the biggest challenge you have when you’re working from home?

The biggest challenge is that you cannot go sit with each other and talk about a project. Everything is replaced with facetime calls and that is ok, but I prefer to sit down and talk.

  • How do you stay focused when you’re working from home?

Just make a schedule each day and get that work done and having short brakes to refresh. 

  • What are you doing besides work?

Watching TV, Netflix or trying new things with my camera so I can entertain our followers with new stuff when we can go visit our suppliers again.

  • What are your recommendations for the Netflix lovers?

Many! La Casa de Papel, Designated survivor and… Tiger King! Sit down, relax and binge-watch that one! And if you’ve never seen Game of Thrones..  the best serie ever!