Get to Know Gay Burke

  • Gay-80-sIf you could go back in time, what time period would you travel to? 
    70’s were great
  • How do you recharge / what is your favorite hobby?
    On the pontoon…..
  • When are you the happiest?
    Lake time/beach time
  • Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know__________.
    I love my grandkids (4).
  • What would you most regret NOT having done at the end of your life?
    Being a good mom
  • What characteristic do you most admire in others?
    Humbleness/kindness
  • Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
    Windows-can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Lasagna
  • What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Country Boy Can Survive
  • If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
    Sit and visit w/ my mom and dad
  • What was your first car?
    68 Mustang, metallic blue w/ white top and white leather interior
  • Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them!
    Yes, a chihuahua my daughter stuck me with and a cat my other daughter stuck me with
  • Star-Trek or Star Wars? Why?
    I won’t be popular for this answer, but I can live without both
  • Are you married? Kids? Tell us about them!
    Yes for 41 years. Jeff was a pool contractor for many years but now works for PBI as a Sub. I have 3 daughters, one in Florida-married with a 5 & 3-year-old, one in NC-single and works at a Vineyard as a wine club & sales manager (did I mention she is single?), and one in Blairsville-married with a 4 & 1-year-old.
  • Where did you grow up?
    Outside Orlando in Winter Park, Goldenrod, Oviedo FL
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
    Lots of time on the beach

Work-related questions:

  • What motivates you to work hard?
    Respect, work ethic, and occasional “atta a boy/girl”
  • What departments have you worked in at PBI?
    Marketing, Accounting, Install, HR
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
    Possibly an attorney or counselor
  • What is your biggest pet peeve at work?
    People not putting job numbers in their email subject
  • How long have you been at PBI?
    20 years in September
  • What is your favorite PBI memory?
    Oh there are far too many….lots of Christmas parties, bowling parties, cookouts, costume/chili cookoff, trade shows and the list goes on
  • What is the best part of working at PBI?
    Definitely the people and learning something new every day!
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