This month Ouida Plaisance is celebrating her 15 year anniversary working at Crosby Energy Services. In this post, we ask Quida a few questions about the last 15 years…

Please tell us a few things about you and your family?
I have been married to my husband Ronnie for 45 years.  With Ronnie being a musician we were able to tour the country for several years before we started our family. We have two daughters Kristie, now 43 and Paul 29, a big gap I know, I don’t know what we were thinking. We’ve lived in Houma, Cut Off, Murfreesboro, TN, and Pensacola, Florida.  We go to Memphis, TN every chance we get to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters, Jillian -11 and Allison -9.

What are your hobbies?
I have also been called a “Roadie/Groupie” for most of my life, a job that has provided me with so many wonderful experiences.  Being a wife, mom and “Nana” takes up most of the time and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  My greatest joy is undeniably my family.

Do you remember your first day?
My first day was overwhelming as most first days are, however, everyone at the company offered me any help they could give me from their areas.

What were you first hired to do?
Initially, I was hired to handle all aspects of Benefits as well as Billing.  I would do everything from calculating and paying our insurance provider portions to sit down with each new hire and going over each page of their benefits package with them. A great opportunity to get to know employees.  I also did all the billing for the company, at that time we provided contract labor for 5 vendors.

How many people in the office back then?
If memory serves me correctly, C & D Production as we were called had 8 employees in Accounting and Production.

How has your job changed over the years?
As the company grew I was given the opportunity to choose Benefits or Billing and I chose Billing.  Since that time the billing department has grown from being a 2 1/2 day a week job for one person to a department of 6.

What has been your biggest achievement/success?
Challenges – With the growth of the company we were expected to learn and execute countless different Billing Programs and different Billing Styles per each customer.  With challenges comes accomplishments and success.

What do you like best about working here?
I love my “Work Family”!  I have a support system that over the years, has shared my joys and helped me through my lows.  I absolutely love being able to start my day off with devotion, what a privilege.  I am thankful for the growth and the knowledge I have acquired, and if I am completely honest the fact that I live down the street from the office has been a big plus.