Toodle-oo Tanya


For fourteen years and a few lucky extra months, MEA has been blessed with the loving presence of Tanya Liddell, the girl from Cummins in the middle of the wheat belt on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. We loved her, she loved us, but best of all, our customers loved her too, because she was really great at making all those folk outside MEA feel loved as well.

As MEA changes and refocusses in its thirtieth year, the winds of change called Tanya back to her youthful dreams of becoming a nurse. That dream got put aside for a banking job, car sales, and a call-centre that led to a strange meeting at a bus stop with a strange fellow from an all-bloke company called MEA back in 2000. Tanya dumped the call centre that she’d joined after her husband’s work brought him back to Adelaide and came to work for MEA as our girl wonder. It was wonderful the way she won over our customers, especially those lucky enough to rate ‘the big hug’.

Tanya started out in administration, flirted a bit with operations and reception work, but found her real calling in talking to fellow country folk at field days and trade shows around Australia. Along the way she became an expert on GBugs and especially gypsum blocks and how to install them. In fact, she’s installed more soil moisture sensors than anyone else in MEA.

But the call of a nursing career has lingered on, and Tanya has made the brave decision to become a mature-aged student of Aged Care.

Give her a few years, and she’ll be running a nursing home.

All older members of MEA’s staff have already signed up to be checked into that nursing home, if for no other reason than to keep the hugs coming.

Tanya – all the best from your MEA family. You have lifetime membership at morning tea. We envy those oldies that will grow to love you as we have done.

Tanya


7 comments:

03 June 2014
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Good luck on your new career Cheers Russel DEPI Horsham

- russel argall

03 June 2014
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I can only whole-heartedly agree with the above comments. Tanya has been an outstanding member of the MEA team and someone who we have enjoyed dealing with over many years. Her change in career is certainly a big change from MEA but as she has done for the last 14 years, Tanya will give it 100% and make a whole lot of people happy just as she has at MEA. All the best.

- Geoff Dell

03 June 2014
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Tanya - hard to believe an MEA without you. They and we (clients) will miss you very much. All the best with the new career. Your taking on a new challenge is inspiring! cheers Graham

- Graham White

03 June 2014
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Will miss your smiling face at the field days - Take care and the very best in your next career - if you are ever down this way call in and I will buy you coffee.

- George Dridan

03 June 2014
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Well I must say you will be missed dearly and I will also miss the huge hugs. Congratulations and all the best for your future.

- Brenton Frahm, Landmark Mildura

03 June 2014
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Way to go Tanya, fantastic to hear you are following your dreams. I will miss seeing your friendly face at MEA events. Best wishes for your new adventures! CONGRATULATIONS on MEA turning 30, I was 20 when I first met the team, all those years ago! It is great to see MEA go from 'strength to strength'. A local company supporting local growers. Now that's a good news story!

- Mary Retallack

04 June 2014
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Good luck with your career change Tanya.

- Brian Loveys

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