WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!
Name: Joyce Forcelle
Position: Human Resources
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, traveling
Q: How long have you worked at WINCO?
A: It will be 30 years on February 4th.
Q: Tell me about your family.
A: I have been married 46 years to my husband, Freddy. We have 2 kids, Valerie and Bob. We also have 3 grandchildren, Lily, Cris, and Josiah
Q: Have you always been in the HR department?
A: When I started in 1991, I was the Administrative Assistant to the National Sales Manager. I have also worked in the International Sales department, was a Service Manager, then I was assisting sales until I moved to HR.
Q: You have been with WINCO for 30 years, that is amazing. What has stuck out as the craziest moment here?
A: The approaching months to Y2K. We didn’t have anything left in stock and the lead times were 6 months. Hurricane Katrina and Sandy were also very chaotic moments.
Fun Fact: Joyce still has almost every WINCO t-shirt we have made since she started.
Q: I hear you are retiring in February. What will you miss the most about WINCO?
A: Everything, especially my co-workers. Really, the company as a whole. WINCO is a wonderful place to work. In this small community it is great to have a company with so many opportunities to grow.
Joyce, let me just say congratulations on your retirement. I know I will especially miss you and everyone else surely will too. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
If you call into our main line, you still might be able to talk to Joyce. If you do, be sure to congratulate her and wish her well.
– BIG DOG