The state of our world at the moment has brought the idea of love to the forefront of all of our thoughts. We need a lot more of it and we need to spread the love and the idea of happiness it produces. In light of this, we decided to find out a little bit more about the love that the DStv Online staff have for their company. Love, after all, starts in the “home”!
We asked three special staff members to share the love with us.
Our love panel consisted of:
Johan Huyser – SuperSport Product Manager
Sam Marshall – Marketing Manager
Nyameka Fatman – HR Business Partner
Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT DSTV?
J: The sheer amount of sport available, including live sporting events. I love rugby, football, golf, cricket, any sport at all.
S: The constantly changing environment, and the fact that I am never bored.
N: The people – how passionate they are about their work, how much culture they have, the dynamic environment, the fact that it’s at the forefront of technology, how innovative it is, and how the dynamic people match the environment.
Q: WHAT QUIRKY THINGS DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR WORK?
J: The fact that I’m paid to watch sport, and pretty much spend all day on the internet.
S: The office-isms, the general company’s vibe and the intelligent people working within it.
N: Everyone’s approachability, and the spontaneity that is rare in a serious role. Also how human everyone is despite being part of such a large company, and being able to say what needs to be said in a nice way without being too harsh.
Q: DESCRIBE THE PERFECT DAY SPENT DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
J: With my lovely wife every day is special. On an ideal day, one of us will make the other breakfast in bed, depending on who is up first, or if we’re lucky the kids make it. We’d make a point to have a nice dinner together, and perhaps a few drinks.
S: The perfect day, doing what I love would be sitting at home with a glass of wine, working.
N: It would be with the man – a ‘Mr. Gray’; he’d fly me to Cape Town for breakfast at Clifton, from there we’d spend the morning relaxing out on a yacht, he’d take me bungee jumping at Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban for lunch, and finally dinner in Gauteng at the Mount Grace Hotel, followed by a full body massage.
Q: IF DSTV WAS A CELEBRITY COUPLE, WHO WOULD IT BE, AND WHY?
J: The Beckhams, because of the combination of sport and entertainment, which combined can rule the world (Or Shakira/Pique, for the same reason).
S: Will and Grace – they’re completely off the wall, but very entertaining.
N: Brangelina – people are addicted to them, and want to know everything about them. People get FOMO over Brangelina news.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our panel’s answers. Please let us know what you love about your job.