My name is Dermot Murphy. I’m 40 years of age and I’m a Production Operator with Rehab Logistics at their facility in Limerick city. I joined Rehab Logistics in the early 1990s. Until recently, I was responsible for checking and packing diagnostic tubes for a medical equipment company. At the moment I’m working on the production line, counting and feeding bin liners into a machine before they are packaged and sent out on pallets. It’s a new job, but I’m enjoying it. It’s good to try something new.
The management and staff here at Rehab Logistics are all very nice and there’s a great atmosphere in work. Over the years, I’ve made loads of friends. I’m mad into sport and I’m a big fan of Manchester United and the Munster rugby team. There’s always great banter in the lead-up to big matches.
My girlfriend Clare is also a Production Operator with Rehab Logistics. We met in work over 12 years ago. There was lots of slagging when our colleagues first found out about us, but it was all a bit of fun. Clare and I sometimes talk about work, but mostly we talk about other things. She’s a big sports fan too and we’ve even travelled together to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to see Munster play in the Heineken Cup Final. You can imagine how happy we were when former Munster rugby player Jerry Flannery called in to Rehab Logistics for a surprise visit a couple of years ago. It was one of the best days at work ever!
I’ve been on lots of courses during my time with Rehab Logistics including manual handling and health and safety. I also did a very interesting course on looking after your mental health. I’m soon going to be learning how to use a defibrillator. I’m looking forward to that because defibrillators can save people’s lives.
I’m really happy at Rehab Logistics and I’d like to stay working here for as long as I can.