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Meet Our Team: Linda Hotchkiss

Oct 30, 2019

When you work with the GetMed Staffing team, you get personalized, unwavering service. Our team wants to get to know you to ensure we place you for success! In addition to getting to know you, we want you to feel like you are a part of our team as well. Get to know our team! 


What is your role at GetMed Staffing?  

I am one of the owners of GetMed; I am also the CEO, overseeing all day-to-day operations, including recruiting, sales, marketing, payroll, budgeting, errand-running and sometimes bartending.  


Before working at GetMed Staffing, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?  

I’ve had a few fun jobs, from working as a census counter for two days to working at the UNO library. But I’d say the most interesting job I had was when I was 19; I played the piano for ballet classes at the Jewish Community Center in Omaha.  


How do you balance your career at GetMed Staffing and your family?  

I am fortunate to have a fairly decent spouse who has been very supportive of my career and decision to join a start-up company. My time away from home has increased significantly since starting GetMed. I can’t thank my husband enough for what he does for keeping the household running smoothly. My youngest child is a senior in high-school and is so busy with friends he probably doesn’t even know I started a company. I also have two adult children that have been a great help to me personally and with the company when needed.  


What do you like most about GetMed Staffing?  

I absolutely love the team I work with. I listen to a lot of podcasts; one of which is “How I Built This,” which interviews owners of companies such as Patagonia, Whole Foods, Southwest Airlines, etc. A recurring theme from these successful entrepreneurs is the importance of hiring the right people, people you can trust 100%. I am so fortunate to have built a team that truly fits that model.  


How would you describe GetMed Staffing in 3 words?  

Integrity, Intelligence, Tenacity  


What advice do you have for future travelers for GetMed Staffing?  

To our future travelers:  

You have choices, a LOT of choices when choosing a travel agency. GetMed is very, very unique in that we are a smaller, newer company, but have as many job opportunities (assignments) as our much larger competitors. It’s like having all the options of Costco…in a store the size of Walgreens. After a brief conversation with one of our recruiters, I guarantee you will want to go from being a future GetMed traveler to a current GetMed traveler.  


What have you gained from working at GetMed Staffing?  

Since starting GetMed Staffing, I have gained the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference. This can be extremely challenging as there are so many factors out of our control in the staffing industry. I am continually working to improve this skill every day.  


What do you do when you’re not working? (Hobbies, etc.)  

I love watching TV, especially true crime documentaries and stand-up comedies. Some of my recent favorites are The Jinx, The Staircase, The Sentence, The Keepers, Humanity, John Mulaney, and Nanette (which just won an Emmy!). I also play the piano for my church’s contemporary music band. And I love to eat out! Indian, Korean, and pizza are my most favorite!  


What is an interesting fact most people wouldn’t know about you?  

I consider myself very outgoing and social, but I secretly love going to the movies by myself. Nothing beats being alone with Daniel Day-Lewis in a dark, quiet theater…. 


Get in Touch with Our Team!  

Are you interested in working with Linda or someone else from the GetMed Staffing team? Contact us today to get the process started!