This may sound strange considering her young age, but today we are announcing the return of a veteran from TSCNET Services: Markéta Irová is back from maternity leave! The Czech native, who enjoys hiking, jogging, cycling, snowboarding or canoeing in her spare time, joined us as a Management Assistant shortly after the start in 2013 and experienced first-hand the big initial steps from TSC TSOs – Joint Office in a more provisional setting to a well-functioning Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) with a wide range of services. At the end of 2015 she went on maternity leave and is now – as the mother of two great kids – resuming her office work.
Markéta received a degree in Nature Conservation from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague in 2012. As part of her graduate studies she also took part in an exchange programme in the field of Global Change Management with the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde, Brandenburg, only about 60 km from bustling Berlin. After graduation, Markéta worked in an assistant position in the Prague office of Unicorn, a software company with which we have been cooperating since our foundation.
Motherhood times two, at least …
Before her maternity leave, Markéta was often referred to as the “office mom” or “good soul of TSCNET” because of her friendly, helpful nature. Her patience and gentleness were probably at least as beneficial to her as a young mom of her very lively boys as they were in the office. But her new role also taught her many new things, from identifying different toy model cars to interpersonal skills and finding the right balance between authority and leniency. With all her new abilities and highly motivated, Markéta is now returning to her old place of work.
“I love to be surrounded by motivated and friendly people who work to make our lives more sustainable and connected. TSCNET is the perfect place for this, also because the Clean Energy Package will shape our work in the future”. She also appreciates the diversity in our company and with her language skills – besides Czech and English, Markéta speaks German and Slovakian – she fits in seamlessly. In her role she will support her colleagues in administrative and organisational matters and ensure that all processes run smoothly. Furthermore, she will continue to listen to all concerns and assist her co-workers. A saying from her home country fits perfectly: “Dobrá rada nad zlato” – “good advice is better than gold”.