GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 13 - June 2010

Janet Brockert | Redbush54 How long have you beenworking in the industry?Whatdrewyoutothebusiness? I’ve been in the industry for almost two years. I found it interesting and liked the possibility that I couldwork fromhome. Whatsurprisedyoumostaboutthe indus- try? I don’t know how programs such as GrandPrivé can say, “We don’t want you anymore” and close affiliate programs. Plus the cheating that casinos, etc., doby manipulatingpayout percentages. What did you do before you joined the online gaming industry? For 20 years I managed a bowling center. I finally de- cided that 70- to 80-hour work weeks weren’t forme. I took about amonth off and went to work for a hospital in food service. In October 2009 I quit that and went towork full-timeatGamTrak. How long do you give yourself for re- sponding to e-mail? And what e-mail management tips can you offer? Since I’m thepoint of call forGamTrak I trynot to let it get too full. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming but I usuallymake myself sit downanddon’t get upuntil ev- erythinghasbeen taken careof. How do you manage your “to-do” lists? Do you use any special software to help you out? Paper and pencil is the best I candoandhope Idon’t lose thepaper. Howmuch timedoes it take tokeepyour sitesupdated? Since Ido the forum I feel like it’snever updated.When I first start- edwithGamTrak I thoughtweneeded to promote everybody and beggedRobin to letme signusup.Now I’mpaying for it. What prompted you to join the GPWA, andhowhas it helped you so far? Robin encouragedme to join the forums to learn. I really am a shy person and prefer to re- main silent but Ihave foundGPWAmem- bers to be very helpful when I’ve asked questions. Plus I learn a lot about the in- dustry justby reading thenewpostsdaily. You’vebeenworkingwithRobinatGam- Trak for a year and a half. How is she to workwith?Don’t be afraid to tell us the truth. She probablywon’t even see this! At firstshehad tobeverypatientbecause I knewnothing. Iwouldaskherover and overhow todo something, andeach time she would patiently answer. Now I feel like I’ve grown enough that I canusually handle somethingwithout even consult- ingwithher. Hasyourhusbandgiven inyet regarding the“3MTA3”personalized plate for your Chevy Cobalt? And what does “3MTA3” mean? No, and all I’m going to say is write thatworddownon a piece of paper and thengohold it up in front of amirror and readwhat it says. If you could sit down to dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be, and why? Oprah, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, RebaMcEntire andWhoopi Goldberg. I believe these women in their lives have been to the bottom and risen to the top. Ifyouhadtopickfivekeystosuccessasan affiliate,whatwould theybe,andwhy? Always stay positive, regardless of how bad thingsmay seem. Be honest. I have always told the truth evenwhen it gotme into trouble. You’vegot tohavegoals. Find what you need to do the job and make it somethingyou’reproudof. Becommitted. If you’renot 110percent committed then it isn’t going to work andyoumight aswell not even start. What’s your favoritemovie? “Sister Act” or “Ghost.” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ifyouwerestarring inamovie,whowould youwant toplayyour romantic interest? PatrickSwayze. If youwere“stuck” in a citydue to travel restrictions, would you be the person whodid everythinghumanlypossible to getbackhome?Orwouldyoube theper- sonwho took some time togoexploring andsmell theflowers? Ohno– Ihavegot toget home!!!! Whatarethreethingsthatnobodyknows aboutyou? I’mobsessive compulsive. I’m a perfectionist but haven’t quite gotten thereyet. Hubby and I are preparing to sell ev- erything and travel the U.S. via mo- torhome. 1. 2. 3. Age: 55 Hometown: Basehor, Kansas Currently residing in: Leavenworth, Kansas Favorite food: Steak Onebookeveryonemust read: AnythingbyRobinCook Sites:, “Alwaysstaypositive regardless ofhowbad thingsmayseem.” 58 GPWA Affiliate Interview Series