Rehire Spotlight: Q&A with Disability Evaluation Coordinator Ramona
Ramona Zinnerman left QTC in July 2019 and returned in December 2022.
Why did you leave QTC?
I left at a time when the OM was in need of redirection and training. Unfortunately, she was not open to the assistance QTC offered. It began to affect my health and I had to choose between a job I loved or being around to be mommy to my young son at the time. I made the hard decision to exit.
Why did you return to QTC?
I stayed in touch with one of my close coworkers and was told of the amazing changes that have taken place since my absence. There was added support for employees and the atmosphere was more cohesive and supportive of growth at all levels.
What is it about QTC that drew you back?
During my earlier years with QTC, there was a program that rolled out in assisting employees in earning a higher education degree. I was enrolled in that program at the time of my departure. I was informed that the program was still in place. That was one of the many sorrows that I experienced when I decided to depart. I was elated to find out there was an opportunity for me to continue where I left off.
Also, the health benefits are unmatched. With the noted expansion of what is provided, it is clear QTC is concerned with the physical and mental health of their employees.
What do you do in your current position?
In my current position, I am a Disability Evaluation Coordinator. I get the opportunity to sit with the claimants and assist them in telling their story.
What advice do you have for former employees who are considering returning to QTC?
I would challenge them to look beyond their past and remember at some point, we all deserve the opportunity at redemption. You have to decide, do you want to be bitter…or better.