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Laser Sharp: Introducing Dottie, Our Engraving Expert

Laser Sharp: Introducing Dottie, Our Engraving Expert
By Sabrina Gonzalez May 17, 2024

Introducing Dottie Burleigh, a Simply Stamps veteran wo knows the business inside and out.

How long have you been at Simply Stamps and what is your role here?

I have been here for 38 years now! I have had several roles throughout my career, but I am currently focused on operating our laser-engraving machines.

What other departments have you worked in?

I have worked in shipping, delivery, stamp assembly, UV printing, and laser operations. I like my current role the best because I enjoy being out on the floor and making things. I know the machines like the back of my hand, and I have a lot of fun operating them.

What do you like most about working here?

I love the people. I have made so many life-long friends that I never would have met if I wasn’t working here.

How did you first get into the stamp industry?

Our original owner, Owen Holmes, was my neighbor growing up. I needed a job after high-school and he hired me on the spot. I also knew a few other people that worked for the company because it was a close-knit community. Some of them even used to baby-sit me as a kid.

How have things changed here over the years?

The company has grown tremendously since I first started here. Not only have our products expanded, but we have so many more incredible employees. When I first started here, there were only about 10 of us. Now we have over 100 across different departments.

What do you like to do outside of work? Any hobbies?

I’m a true Floridian so I love being by the water. On the weekends you can catch me fishing, boating, or visiting the beach with my family.

Which of our core values do you relate to the most and why? (passion, winning, curiosity, collaboration, accountability, grit)

I would say passion because I have been doing this for so long that I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love what I do, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the rest of the staff.

What do you like most about our company culture?

We do a great job of balancing work and play. There are always employee events going on that help to keep the job fun.

What are you most proud of professionally?

I’m proud of how far I’ve come in my career and all the memories I’ve made. Looking back, it’s crazy to think I have been here since 1986.

Do you have any advice for someone buying a stamp?

I would say to make sure the design you are uploading is easy to read. We want to make sure our stamps are crisp and clear!