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The Front PORch

Welcome to The Front Porch, where host Lauren Jewell sits with Pointers and people throughout the hire industry to find out a little bit about them,
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hat makes them tick, and maybe gets some advice for making her way in the hire software industry.

Andy, our first “born and raised in rental” Pointer on the podcast, tells us about growing up in the industry, integrating family and work, and that one time where he castrated some goats.

Guest Host Sean Sebastian and our Product Innovation Manager, John Wooten, mine John’s 35+ years of rental industry experience for suggestions on how to handle the current economic situation. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Rental eSign offer mentioned in this episode, visit www.point-of-rental.com/rental-esign.

Brian is back, this time with Mac Whittlesey, who tells us about her very specific sandwich ordering procedure, her professional baseball dreams, and the fun of having your business be a part of the memories of a community.

Lisa tells us how she became a report specialist through a 20+ year career in the rental industry and her surprise hobbies for someone who lives in DFW. She also has written some children’s books, so if you know a publisher…

Lauren and Brian discuss the ARA Show, from planning everything to the truck ride over to Tuesday night’s Universal Studios tour. Lauren apologizes to Australia and wishes her mom a happy birthday.

Lauren and Brian discuss the ARA Show, from planning everything to the truck ride over to Tuesday night’s Universal Studios tour. Lauren apologizes to Australia and wishes her mom a happy birthday.

Producer Brian takes over for Lauren and talks with Marty Leber about wanting to grow up to be an accountant, her strategies for improving her business at the ARA Show, and her time at Point of Rental’s International Conference (including some spontaneous karaoke).

Holly, our Accounting Manager, has been with Point of Rental for 15+ years, but it’s not even her current longest-running job! She tells us of her tales with the Texas Rangers, what it’s like working with a spouse, and how her role has changed as Point of Rental has grown.

Lauren introduces Brian, one of the show’s producers, and the two talk a little about some internal Point of Rental initiatives Wayne announced recently. Brian shares an interview from a recent trip to Phoenix, Ariz., whee he talked to A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales’ Joe Crossey, a store manager, about coming from Queens, N.Y. to Phoenix, his first repair in the rental industry, and what’s kept him in the industry for more than 20 years.

Andy, our first “born and raised in rental” Pointer on the podcast, tells us about growing up in the industry, integrating family and work, and that one time where he castrated some goats.

Daniel tells us when he realized he wasn’t going to be a Dallas Cowboy (3:37), shares his resume tips (7:11), and about the time he shot 11 snakes in the head (not a metaphor – 26:18).

Lauren catches up with Albert about his sandwich scheme before hearing from Jeff about his childhood dreams (2:59), his high school soccer stardom (4:15), and which band his dog Jack would be if he were a band (21:04).

We learn about Albert’s meticulously calculated sandwich meal plan (14:48), the reason he carries so many keys (10:40), and marvel at the absurd lengths Lauren goes to for a “last meal” question (25:58).

The former Army “human intelligence collector” tells Lauren about the best meal he’s ever eaten (29:32), Dungeons & Dragons (19:12), and how interrogation techniques are a part of great customer service (9:05).

Point of Rental’s dynamic duo talks about how they met (5:17), the best in-office snack food options (4:20), and their upcoming move to England to join Point of Rental’s Reading office (17:15).