What’s in Your Wallet?

HJ CardHeather Johnson | Director of Project Management

Have you looked at your business card recently? If not you should. MKTG INC’s cards are known for their unique perspective and purpose (the latter being expressly to embarrass their bearer, natch). In our new column Business Cards Explained, we take a look at the business cards of our coworkers and hear the stories behind them. Get ready to blush.

Heather is a nag. In her own words, “I nag people all day!”
Yes – as a project manager – I don’t actually DO anything – I just nag everyone who does. My husband said he likes it because I’m so tired of nagging I don’t have any left for him!

Back when she – no joke – did standup comedy, Heather would nag friends and family into coming to her open mic shows.
Yeah – for about 3 years I did standup comedy all over Cincinnati. Most of my jokes were around my horrible dating life (pre-husband of course). The story about the guy who showed up wearing a fanny pack was too long to fit on the card. There was also the guy that had 7 dead animals in his living room – 3 species. Can you guess what they were?

These days, this former comedienne is using her willingness to pester people to ensure that her clients’ projects meet their deadlines. It’s a job that requires a good sense of humor.
Yes – it takes a great sense of humor to do this job. The other day someone said, “You’re just like my annoying mother – but in a good way.” Nice try spinning that to a compliment! That said – I like making things happen. Without your annoying mom nagging you – you never would have graduated high school and then you’d be asking someone if they want fries with that. Instead you now love your annoying mother – right?! Someday they’ll all love me, too – hopefully.

After all, when it comes to comedy (and schedules), timing is everything.
And to combat the last “What’s in Your Wallet” participant (yeah you Dan Rogers!) – as a University of Iowa grad I did learn that timing was everything. You had to catch that Cambus on time or else you’d be running the 5 miles between your two classes!

And to satiate your curiosity – the dead animals were deer, squirrel and razorback.

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Heather Johnson

June 26th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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