George Simpson believes in the power of second chances! A while back, George applied for a position through NTI, but for a few different reasons, it did not work out. George’s recruiter, Colin, kept him in the back of his mind as a great candidate. When a home-based opening in the Finance Department was needed, Colin thought of George and gave him a call. Now George is working as the Finance Administrative Assistant. George’s main job is to contact candidates to assist them in completing their Individual Work Plans (IWP) and assist with other Finance tasks.
George was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he lived until the age of ten. He has spent most of his life living in the Abingdon-Galesburg Illinois area, but spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working for a convenience store chain known as QuikTrip. He moved back to Illinois and decided on a new career as a cross country truck driver for 8 ½ years. George and his wife now live in Marquette Heights Illinois and recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. They are currently buying his mother-in-laws house.
George’s personal challenges include quadruple heart surgery, 2 battles with cancer and a liver resection. In addition, he almost lost a foot due to diabetic complications. George is grateful for surviving and believes that passing on his story will encourage others to succeed because you succeed by taking chances. One thought from George about working from home is “Knowing I am helping somebody like myself is not only rewarding but soul satisfying as well.”
In his spare time, George indulges a passion for reading science fiction and horror stories and watching both types of movies, visiting his home state’s Great Smoky Mountains, playing with their three dogs, and tending to his houseplants. His favorite horror stories are the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley, and his favorite science fiction movie is Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, a 1956 classic. George also collects The Three Stooges and Star Trek memorabilia.
In closing, George’s personal motto is “Onward and Upward.”