You might’ve noticed that we have a phenomenal sales staff on the ground during the summer to answer your questions and get you on our double deckers! This summer, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker had the privilege of working with two extraordinary students from Ireland: Kelly Holden & Tara Conlon. Hear what they have to say about their time in the Windy City!
Why did you decide to work in the US this summer?
Kelly: I decided to work in the US this summer to experience the working life in a different country.
Tara: I decided to work in the US this summer to gain experience in America and experience the culture.
What is a normal day at Chicago Trolley for you?
Kelly: Most customers wondering how I speak so fast, getting asked for directions around a city I’ve no clue about and people asking me how is it possible to be so sunburnt!
Tara: After a team meeting at base, I spend the day at one of the 13 different stops Chicago trolley and double decker has to offer. Throughout the day I experience constant customer interaction.
What do you love most about working at Chicago Trolley?
Kelly: Dealing with so many different kinds of people between the staff and the customers!
Tara: A day working for Chicago trolley goes by so quickly! I love the customer interaction the most.
What is a career lesson you’ve learned thus far working here?
Kelly: Not to be rude towards sales people who are out on the street!
Tara: It’s always important to greet people with a friendly and approachable nature.
Which movie character does your manager most remind you of?
Kelly: Henry – Spider Man.
Tara: Reina ….mila kunis.
If you were stuck on an Island with 2 people at this company, who would they be and why?
Kelly: Rojas for the craic/ Mexican food and Hector C for his lovely homemade desserts!
Tara: Kelly Holden for entertainment and Jayden for directions!!
Where’s your favorite place/thing to eat in Chicago?
Kelly: McPick 2 for $3 in McDonald’s!
Tara: Bubba gumps! The shrimp!!
What’s your favorite place to visit in Chicago?
Kelly: Navy Pier.
Tara: Willis tower, sky deck!
Sox or Cubs?
Kelly: GO CUBSSSSSSS!
Tara: Go Cubs!
Favorite customer interaction while working?
Kelly: Having a laugh with them trying to understand our accent! And the odd tip you get here and there is very nice!
Tara: Customer: you from Ireland???? I love your accent! The freckles and orange hair gave it away! Put on that sun cream!