Meet Updater: Jacqueline Daoud, Client Onboarding Manager
Say hello to Client Onboarding Manager and Long Island advocate, Jacqueline Daoud. Jacqueline brings both her charming personality and love of great Italian dishes to our Client Success Team. Find out more about her moving horror story(ies) and how she hopes to help people avoid them in the future.
Where did you grow up?
Long Island, NY.
How many times have you moved?
Do you have a moving horror story?
Yes! The first time, my husband and brother-in-law were moving a couch and somehow set off the fire alarm. The whole building had to evacuate because the fire department showed up to make sure there was no fire. I swore the next time I moved I would hire a professional moving company. Talk about a great first impression to our new neighbors.
The second time, we hired a "professional mover" who we didn't know wasn't licensed. We later found out he had a warrant out for his arrest. So, while driving the truck full of all of our stuff, he got pulled over for speeding. Since the cop noticed he had a warrant out, the police had to confiscate the truck full of all of our stuff and we had to wait 3 weeks to get it back!
What are two personal tidbits about you?
- I love baking but hate eating sweets.
- I traveled to the Great Pyramids and it was the coolest experience of my life.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Updater?
The atmosphere. I love that Updater is all about teamwork and building a culture where everyone works hard and still has fun.
How did you come to work at Updater?
I saw an Updater job posting on Indeed and decided to research the company and read about how they are solving everyone's moving problems. I thought it was a brilliant idea! I also read all of the reviews on how much the employees at Updaters love working here and I knew that this was a company I had to work for. I wanted to work with an awesome team solving a problem that everyone faces at least once in their lifetime.
What’s the best part about working with a small team?
Building the family dynamic between a team where everyone works well together and is there to support and help eachother out whenever they are needed.
What’s your go-to afternoon sugar rush?
Coffee! Without the sugar.
What’s the best advice you've ever received?
Treat everyone with kindness because you never know what they are going through. Something I will always live by.
In your opinion, what NYC borough is the best borough? Why?
I think Long Island is the best even though it’s not a borough. It's calming, has the best beaches, and is a short train ride to the greatest city in the world. It gives you the best of both worlds.
You’re throwing a dinner party and can invite anyone you want (dead or alive), but you can only invite five people. Who gets a seat at your table and what do you cook?
Lasagna (I love lasagna!), chicken marsala, and a good salad. I would invite my immediate family (parents, siblings, and my husband). I would rather have dinner with them than any famous person.
What’s your favorite place you‘ve traveled?
Egypt and Greece.
What three words describe you best?
Sarcastic, hard-working, and friendly.
What’s your favorite book?
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh.
What’s your favorite quote?
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
-Alexander Graham Bell
If you were a food, what food would you be? Why?
An avocado. They are yummy, healthy, trendy, always used in the best foods (avocado toast, guacamole, salads, and burgers), and everyone wants them!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?
I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching people and helping them learn.
What four things can you not live without?
My family, coffee, cheese, and my friends.
You just joined the circus, what’s your talent?
Have you ever gotten really lost? What happened?
Yes! I was with my cousin and she was lost because our GPS kept rerouting and taking us down abandoned roads. It was late at night and very dark. As she was driving over train tracks, her car got stuck on the tracks and wouldn't move. It was 1 am and we were in an unsafe side of town, so we called the cops and they rushed over. The cops couldn't manage to pull the car off of the tracks and neither could the tow truck. The only method to get the car out was for the tow truck to pick up the car from the front and raise it into the air. They had never tried this method before, but let's just say that he almost dropped our car while it was in midair.
Lunch is on us! What’s your dream sandwich?
Grilled chicken with tomato and melted mozzarella makes me so happy. Adding olives and grilled veggies to that sandwich would really make me smile.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Bon Jovi’s Livin' On A Prayer.
What’s the largest item you’ve ever had to carry on the subway?
Huge balloons! They were so big I couldn't control them and they kept hitting everyone. Talk about unhappy commuters.
What are two truths and a lie about you?
- I live on the beach.
- I have a pet.
- I love to shop.