DMR administrator Damroka made an appearance on our social media channels earlier this week, looking unduly excited about the DMR Christmas tree.
So excited, in fact, that we’re keeping her in the limelight. Welcome to Meet the Team with Damroka Formela.
DMR: Hi Damroka. You’ve got an unusual name. Where are you from?
Damroka: I’m from Poland.
DMR: Whereabouts in Poland?
DMR: Oh come on, it can’t be that bad. We hear good things about Poland these days. Where are you really from?
Damroka: Hel is a town in the far north of Poland on the Hel Peninsula. And it’s a lovely place, actually.
DMR: If we were contemplating a holiday in Poland, where would you recommend visiting? Should we go straight to Hel?
Damroka: Yes! Hel is the best! It has the most beautiful beaches. We have seals – marine seals, not Jody Seals. You can do kitesurfing and windsurfing. There’s a bus that goes directly to Hel, and the bus number is 666 and-
DMR: Shut up! You made that up.
Damroka: No, it’s true. The bus to Hel is 666.
DMR: That is the best thing we’ve heard in a long time. “We’re catchin’ the 666 redeye straight to Hel!” Chris Rea should do a song about it. Anyway, how long have you lived in the UK?
Damroka: I’ve lived here for five years. I came to study International Politics & Intelligence at a university in Wales.
DMR: Now THAT sounds like a riveting subject to study. What’s your opinion on the assassination of JFK? Lone gunman? Oswald a patsy? Second sniper on the grassy knoll?
Damroka: Second sniper. It would have been too difficult for a lone shooter to carry it off.
DMR: Interesting. CIA? Mafia? Wait, we’re getting sidetracked. What’s your favourite thing about living in the UK?
Damroka: My favourite thing about life in England is the friendliness and tolerance of the people.
DMR: And where do you live now?
Damroka: In Leigh. A beautiful little town 10 miles from Manchester. It’s not for everyone, but I enjoy living here.
DMR: For the benefit of our readers, Leigh is also the home of DMR HQ. It is indeed a nice little town, albeit slightly peculiar. Damroka – do you have any funny stories to share about life in Leigh?
Damroka: Well, the other day, I saw a group of men crowded around a bench in the park. They looked a bit shady and-
DMR: Actually, let’s forget the funny story. Moving on. What do you do at DMR?
Damroka: I’m an administrator and I work on the admin and customer service side of the business.
DMR: What do you like most about your job?
Damroka: It’s such a friendly atmosphere in the office. We enjoy working together. Sometimes we’ll play music if the phones are quiet, and we like to have a laugh while we work. I also live pretty close to the office which is great because I don’t waste time with a long commute.
DMR: And what do you dislike most?
Damroka: Not much. Maybe some of the more repetitive tasks but that is the nature of administration.
DMR: What about life outside of work? What do you get up to?
Damroka: I like playing with my Bengal cats, Kala and Diego. And I like exploring the trails and parks in and around Leigh, such as Pennington Flash.
DMR: You can’t go wrong with Penny Flash; it’s a beautiful spot. Most folk enjoy it in daylight although some prefer it after dark. Right, we’ve kept you long enough. Let’s finish with some Polish culture. Say something to us in Polish.
Damroka: Nie mogę doczekać się jutrzejszego pracowego/świątecznego wypadu w Atherton!
DMR: Nice. Can you translate it for us?
Damroka: It means “I can’t wait for tomorrow’s Work Christmas Do in Atherton!”
DMR: And neither can we. Thanks and na zdrowie, Damroka.