Why did you want to pursue a career in the industry?
I know for a fact that it can help people based on my own personal experience as well as the benefits I’ve learned from friends and family’s experiences. One of my long term goals is to move to Colorado and live on the land I already own. I thought if I started working in the industry beforehand, it would be easier for me to find a job there and get experience I would need.
Why did you choose Potomac Holistics over other dispensaries?
I chose Potomac Holistics because it is a Mom N’ Pop shop.. I can get behind that way more than a franchise! From my experience, I love the personability of the smaller local businesses. I would much rather support small, local businesses than a larger corporation.
Describe a typical day on the job:
I sit at the front desk and check people in when they come into the store. I check every patient’s MMCC ID before they enter the dispensary. Another one of my main responsibilities is answering the phone. I take orders over the phone and pass them along to the Budtenders. Although I don’t work in the dispensary yet, I am still able to answer any questions and help people over the phone!
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Definitely helping people get their medicine. I am looking forward to working in the dispensary to develop relationships with the people I help. But for now, I am happy to help people over the phone in any way I can.
What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a career in the industry?
I would tell people to be as self-educated as they can. And definitely be persistent!
What’s your favorite thing to do after a long day at work?
I love to go home and spend time with my boyfriend and our puppies while we eat really good food!
By: Paige Mirkin