Employee Name: Alex Baertsch
Number of years of service at Pahl’s: 3 years
Briefly describe your job duties at Pahl’s:
I work at the Customer Service Desk, ringing up customers, answering the phone, and making sure customers find what they are looking for!
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love working at a job where I get to learn new things! I try to learn as much as I can so I can better help our customers.
Tell us about your family.
When I’m home from college working at Pahls I get to live with my awesome family! There is my mom Laura, my dad Dave, my two sisters Brittany and Gina, and my dogs Twinkles and Lulu. It’s fun being home after living with just one other person in my apartment in Fargo.
What is your favorite month of the year? Why?
My favorite month of the year would have to be October! I love the fall weather and all of the activities that go with it. I love watching football, carving pumpkins, and most of all Halloween!
What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
My favorite indoor activity is definitely watching Netflix, haha. I’m always watching a show on there. My favorite outdoor activity is kayaking! I don’t get to kayak very much at home but when we go to my grandma’s house in Birchwood Wisconsin it’s one of my favorite things to do.
What is the farthest you have been away from home?
The farthest I’ve been from home would be my cruise to the Caribbean two years ago. Before that I had never been out of the country so it was a really unique experience for me overall! My favorite island that we stopped at was St. Maarten. We went to Maho Bay Beach where the planes fly right over your head as they land!
What are three things on your “Bucket List”?
Travel to Europe
Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss not having to pay bills!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I have always wanted to learn how to speak a different language fluently! It doesn’t even matter which one.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
I would book a trip to Europe and no one would see me for at least a year. It would be so great to be able to travel all around.
What is your all-time favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Forrest Gump! It’s such a great movie I could watch it so many times and never get tired of it.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
The hardest thing I’ve done so far was leave my family and move four hours away to college! I remember not even wanting to leave that day. I’m very thankful that I did though; it made me grow up and become much more independent.