Faces, stories, teams and talents

Katja Jansen’s story

The diversity of my work as a driver at FIEGE never ceases to inspire me. I have been happily working here for a year now. Before that, I drove tanker trucks around the world – usually at night and at non-family friendly daytime hours. Now I drive deliveries to our field warehouse, and my working hours are from 8 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

 That leaves me with plenty of time to spend with my eight-year old daughter.

And if I have no scheduled deliveries to make, I simply go into the warehouse. I have already worked in incoming goods and packing. I even have a forklift operator permit now. When someone is not available, I can step in and that’s quite exciting. Our branch manager is very accommodating. If I need to leave earlier, he is quick in finding a solution. It feels like a large family.

I am now 35 years old and I find myself having worked previously at a bakery, in electrical engineering, and as a painter. I realised at some point that my place is behind the wheel. My dad is a lorry driver and often took me along when I was a child. I have always been fascinated with being on the road and trucking. I might even have diesel running through my veins, which would explain why I am destined for this job and nothing else. I enjoy playing football in my free time. I played as a forward for many years. It’s great that FIEGE offers its employees many options here, too. The soccer tournaments are legendary by now. Last year I was on the football pitch in Krakow with Jens Fiege and Felix Fiege and we had a lot of fun.

I love the diversity of my job. You can rely on everyone here if ever there is a problem.

They are all so helpful, and FIEGE is accommodating and always finds a solution.