We spoke with Natee Thongpakdee to learn more about his experience with McLarens and what attributed to his recognition in McLarens’ global employee award program, McLarens Platinum Circle.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens?
Since joining McLarens in 2011, there have been many memorable experiences, however the most valuable reward, was my nomination by colleagues for the new employee recognition program McLarens Platinum Circle. I’m so honored and thankful.
An interesting experience was in October 2011, in the central part of Thailand, when the most devasting flood occurred. Our Bangkok office was already very busy during so adjusters from other McLarens offices around the globe came to assist us. At the time, I had just graduated and joined the company, so handling the flood claims was both great training and very stressful. Specifically, my client was a well-known, fast-food restaurant with some locations flooded at around 1.5 m high. The most memorable event was when I had to walk in the chest-deep flood water!
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
Music is my primary passion. I enjoy various genres including pop, rock, and hip-hop. I like playing the guitar and singing too. In addition, recently I have taken up photography. I love taking photographs of my wife and my dog. My standard gear is a mirrorless Fuji camera equipped with a 35mm F1.2 lens, which suits for portrait shooting. I am considering an upgrade to an advanced DSLR camera though and look forward to learning the equipment.
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
Service-mindedness is the most important characteristic to me. Treat each person you encounter equally and fairly. No work day is the same, which can be very challenging. Site inspections are an opportunity to explore new places and network with new people. Given these, a career as a loss adjuster is a great choice with many opportunities to grow and advance.
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