With trade show season in full swing, our Sales Rep Justus is basically the most stressed individual in the warehouse. Between locking down accounts, maintaining current ones, and traveling internationally- the dude has just a few things going on. Luckily, I was lucky enough to sneak in a a couple questions with him during a lunch break. This interview took place about a week before he took off to Berlin for Bright Trade Show, this being the first of 5 upcoming trade shows he would be attending over the next month and a half.
Sam: Are you excited?
Justus: Excited for what?
S: Your trips coming up.
J: I'm already overwhelmed...so no i'm not. Not really.
S: Are you scared?
J: I ain't ever scared but...
S: There's plenty of churches if you're scared.
J: [Laughs] Know what I'm sayin? Well I'm pretty much scared my entire life. I know it's going to get taken care of, it's just a lot of work dude. It's draining. Flying for me is taxing. I don't care about traveling yknow? And I never have really.
J: I live in California, it's the best place on earth.
J: Like everywhere else I go, it's just a bigger city that doesn't speak my language. Nothing is really like "WOW that's amazing!" Except for tourist attractions which i don't really give a fuck about. I'm not a passionate traveler. If I were to traveled I would want to go to Italy and just cool out for a month and just eat pasta and just fuckin' chill. That'd been some rare shit that I'd be into.
S: You hate the trade shows?
J: I hate the trade shows. I just talk and talk and talk and talk. All my days have been like today: just going going going going going. Like, having that workload and having to travel internationally...?
S: Well, what's the biggest challenge?
J: The communication. I look after a great amount of shops, a bunch of larger retailers and a handful of countries internationally. So it's...a lot.
S: A lot of pots on the burner.
J: Mhm...I'm chefing [Laughs]. I love it...but it's a matter of "Can I do it?"
S: Well i think you already are.
J: Yeah but it's getting busier and busier everyday...It's really awesome though.