When a motorcycle accident took his leg, Alan thought that his days as a professional soccer player were over. Not long after his recovery, a friend invited him to join an amputee soccer team, and Alan was soon competing again. Three years later, he’s still fulfilling his dream and was grateful for the opportunity to represent his country playing in the World Cup. Whether he’s at work or on the field, Alan always gives the best of himself to help others around him.
How do you describe your job to family and friends?
As a receptionist, my primary focus is on the patient or the tasks at hand. My work centers on providing good service and being friendly with people.
What are some of the greatest challenges you need to take on in order to be successful in your role?
I’m somewhat shy, but I push myself to face new challenges and learn new things. Before my accident, I saw the hospital as a place of pain. Now I see how much they help the whole world.
What are the elements of your job you love?
I like the camaraderie I have with my coworkers, and I get a lot of support to do my job well.
What interests or passions do you have outside of work?
Soccer has been my passion since I was a child; it’s an important way that I can honor my family and all Brazilians.
How do some of the elements or traits you possess for those passions and interests show up when you are at work?
Just like when I play soccer, there is honor in doing my job well. I give my all whether I’m on the field or at work, because I want to make my colleagues and my teammates proud.
What’s the most important thing someone should know before joining our company?
You need to be ready to give the best of yourself, every day.