Employee Spotlight Interview Questions

Morgan Bailey-Burford
Current Position: Communication Specialist
Education: Bachelor of Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations
Hometown: Oskaloosa, IA

Before working at Cablevey, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I would say the most interesting job I’ve ever had was bartending at On the Green here in Oskaloosa. I got to see marriages unravel, a political argument that broke out into a physical altercation, a guy who brought a different woman in 4 nights in a row… and the list goes on!

How did you first learn about Cablevey?
I’ve known about Cablevey for as long as I can remember growing up in Oskaloosa. My dad used to own a concrete company that specialized in hog buildings and he was very familiar with our Ag system.

What do you like most about Cablevey?
There are a lot of different aspects of Cablevey that make it a great company to work for. The leadership, the flexibility in my work, and relationships I have built with people has made it a job worth waking up for in the morning.

What is your proudest moment at Cablevey?
I would have to say the journey from where I started to where I am at now. I started out as a temp covering for Simone while she was on maternity leave. It feels like a dream to now have the opportunity to travel to trade shows, work on projects that are my own and be a woman representative of our company when I am out on the road.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

I have had friends, family and random people tell me that I look exactly like Busy Phillips. However, I think Rebel Wilson would probably do the best job accurately portraying my personality.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I can play the piano by ear. Not very well, but I can definitely carry a tune.

What is number one on your bucket list?
To start my own DJ company

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
I’m really not ashamed to admit that Mighty Ducks 2 is probably my favorite movie of all time (right next to Braveheart) DUCKS FLY TOGETHER!

If you could only drink one kind of beer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
If I were still a drinker it would be Blue Moon. Ice Cold. Orange Slice. Not in Bottle, On Tap.

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
I’ve contemplated putting my application in for survivor or naked and afraid. I’ve watched those shows for so many years I’m convinced I have it in me to be a survivalist. I’d bring a tent, a lighter and a gun. (also a mattress, blanket, pillow, a pot to cook stuff in, water, processed food, sunscreen, bug repellent, sunglasses, fishing pole and gloves because I don’t like to touch fish)

If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save?
My painting of a tie-die bull that is hanging over my kitchen table. Took me forever to pick out the perfect portrait and to pay for it.

What places have you lived in?
Oskaloosa and Des Moines. Big city Livin’ I know.

If you could meet anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
This is a tough one, but to keep it light and fun I’d have to go with Young Thug. He is a master artist and equally as entertaining.  His genre is rap and hip hop, however he did a remix to Elton John’s Rocket Man and came up with the lyrics on the spot while recording it in the studio. It was voted one of the top 10 songs in any genre in 2018.

What is the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?
A Raw Oyster when we were at a show in Chicago. I don’t get out much ok. It tasted like lake water.

Motto or personal mantra?
Taking it back to my college volleyball days when our coach would run 3-a-day practices with conditioning after dinner… she always said as we were all puking on the sidelines after running 75 line drills
“Great Things Never Came From Comfort Zones”
That has always stuck with me and is so true.

What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?

  1. Keep learning
  2. Communication and follow through is key in successful working relationships
  3. Inspect what you Expect- THANKS BEAU!

What are your hopes for our industry?
My hopes are that Cablevey continues to thrive and grow in the markets that we are already in while gaining traction in new markets.