- You have a nickname around the office - what is it, and how did you get it?
- When a good friend of mine, also named Rob, joined Polymathian, he became “other Rob” which he didn’t particularly care for, so I became Bush Rob 🤠 and he became City Rob 🎩. And it’s just stuck.
- Use three words to describe yourself.
- Rob couldn't come up with anything so I asked another colleague to give it a try. This is her response:
- What's your favourite food? Least favourite food?
- I didn't get an answer to either of these questions, but I did get a recipe for what Rob eats for lunch every day.
Bush Rob's lunch special:
150g of brown rice (cooked)
100g of carrots (steamed)
75g broccoli (steamed)
75g potato (baked)
75g of avocado (NOT microwaved)
100g of chicken or beef (variety is the spice of life!)
Consume twice daily.
- What's your favourite line from a movie?
- The intense scene in Intersteller when Cooper is trying to dock the Endurance.
Case: It's not possible.
Cooper: No. It's necessary.
- What's the last app you downloaded on your phone?
- Audible. I’m currently listening to the Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton, which is a change since I typically don’t read fiction.
- What do you usually read?
- Non-fiction. The last book I read was Rock Climbing Anchors, 2nd edition: A comprehensive guide by Topher Donahue and Craig Luebben. I definitely recommend it.
- Which smells better to you: fresh cut grass or freshly baked bread?
- Grass. Once you can smell the grass instead of the diesel, it means you're finally done slashing.
- Who was your childhood hero?
- My mum. She and I have a very close relationship. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realised that she made many sacrifices for my brother and me.🥰
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Rob as much as I did. If you want climbing tips or to swap recipes, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.
About the interviewer
Tami Pizani is a member of the Polymathian marketing team and has made it her mission to shine a spotlight on the employees behind Polymathian's success. Tami loves a great underdog story, discovering commonalities when meeting someone new, and a healthy debate over the use of the Oxford comma. You can connect with Tami on LinkedIn