Meet the Clickers – Connor Miotk
- November 23, 2018
- Posted by: Alex Baker
- Category: Meet the Clickers
For episode 49 of Meet the Clickers, I sat down with PHP Developer Connor. Read on to learn about a terrible football team and pesky pigeons!
Hi Connor, I hope you’re well mate! Could you tell us all how you started at Click Dealer please?
Hi Alex, I’m good thank you! I started at Click nearly two years ago now. I saw a job advertised for a Web Developer, and I jumped at the chance and applied straight away. Within the same week, Shaun contacted me, I had an interview and got the job!
Good stuff. How has your job changed since you started here?
When I first started, I was mainly just looking at improving current interfaces. Whereas now, I’m doing the whole lot! People within the Tech team have trained me up and I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time.
Interesting! What’s the best TV series you’ve watched?
Those close to me know that I can’t sit and watch a TV series for a long period of time, so it takes me a while to actually watch a TV series. However, I’m going to say that Criminal Minds is the best TV series I’ve watched (mainly because it’s the only one I’ve watched.)
I know you’re a big fan of Stoke City, what’s been your favourite moment supporting them?
Your average Stoke fan would say Wembley, and although it was an amazing day, I wasn’t actually at Wembley, so I’d have to say that the 6-1 win at home over Liverpool is up there. Just that look on Gerrard’s face in his final game in the PL losing 6-1. Priceless.
I’m sure that’ll change when your U21’s batter Vale in the prestigious Checkatrade Trophy! If you could only go on holiday to one place for the rest of your life, where would it be?
I hate sun, so definitely not somewhere sunny. I hate cold, so definitely not somewhere cold. However, I don’t mind a mixture of the two. So, I’d probably have to say Germany, it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit, and everyone says it’s amazing, there’s the Christmas markets, the people and not forgetting the what seems to be endless supply of beer.
Shane told me to ask about the bird incident, what’s he on about?
Haha, Kieran Brown will be able to tell you about this one as well.
Basically, outside of work there is a bridge. One lunch, we had to just pop back to my house and it was pretty hot, so my window was down. We were stuck under the bridge waiting for the traffic lights to change and next thing I know a bird had just pooed directly into the car. It went everywhere, and I mean everywhere. How does a bird have the accuracy to manage to get it through the window and into the car?! Sign him up.
The smell was absolutely vile. So after that happened, I was driving down the A500, absolutely covered in bird poo, the car absolutely stinking and I was trying to not be sick.
Luckily it was a courtesy car and not mine, but ever since then I have put the windows up as I’m driving under the bridge.
Thanks for the heads up! I’ll take my umbrella when I walk under there from now on… Would you rather live in the city or the countryside?
Probably city, although I absolutely hate the hustle and bustle of city centres. It just seems so much more convenient to live where everything is rather than being away from it all, however if I was retired then it would probably be the other way round. Does Uber Eats deliver to the countryside?
I know you drive a Fiesta ST-Line currently, what would you like to buy next?
Had to drop the ‘-Line’ in there!
To be honest anything would do me, I like cars and would love a brand spanking new car but as long as it gets me from A to B then it’ll do me just fine. However, I did drive a modified M4 and that was ‘okay’, although I was maybe a tad heavy footed in the rain.
If I could buy anything though it’d probably be a Nissan Skyline R34. They are gorgeous, although I don’t imagine they’re that good on petrol.
A very good choice! Thank God Graeme hasn’t swayed you with his Skoda’s. I mean VW’s. What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
Computers, being a techie guy of course I’m going to say this. You get what you pay for I believe, the more you spend the more you get. I’ve recently been converted into a bit of an Apple fanboy and I feel as though it’s worth every penny. Although Jamie Colclough would probably disagree.
What do you love most about working at Click?
Everyone probably sounds like a bit of a broken record when it comes to this bit, as everyone seems to say the same thing. However, what everyone has said is 100% true. The support you get from not only the directors but other people in the business is immense. The progression that Click Dealer offers and the different routes you can take is second to none, it’s an amazing company to work for, and I’m sure everyone will agree with me on that.
To see the progress from Click Dealer in the time that I’ve been here is reassuring as well. Seeing a company grow is extremely satisfying. I don’t think there is actually another company out there like Click Dealer.
Nice one Connor! I think you’ve summed Click up really well there!
Make sure you come back next week for our half- century special! Until then I’m off to Hamburg on a stag-do for the weekend but in the meantime, you can catch up on our previous episodes here! Auf Wiedersehen!