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ModSquad’s 2020 Bestofus Festivus

It’s time for the Festivus feats of strength. Every year we haul out the Festivus pole and honor that one person at ModSquad who best embodies the ModSquad spirit. We call this person our Bestofus Festivus. This is someone who goes above and beyond in their performance, handling their work with the utmost professionalism and skill, and inspiring the rest of us as a great representation of ModSquad culture.

This year’s Bestofus Festivus (drumroll, please) is Misty Hammett! Misty has been with ModSquad for more than a decade, starting as a moderator and growing right along with the company! In her current role as Senior Payroll Analyst, self-starter Misty just “owns” payroll, which, let’s face it, is the department that really keeps the company running. This dynamo has helped steer the payroll ship through a time of dramatic, explosive growth for ModSquad. Impressively, she somehow does it all without error. Given the volume of hours and shifts she processes through our payment systems, this is a truly remarkable feat.

On a daily basis, aside from getting us all paid (thanks, Misty!), she signs up new workers and gets them set up in our payment system. She helps current workers and juggles dozens of daily inquiries from people all over the world. We’re tired just thinking about it, but she manages to do it all with a genuinely cheerful, friendly attitude that can’t be beat! She’s a true marvel.

Behind that hard work ethic and unflappable demeanor is a bright spirit with a song in her heart. A musical wunderkind, Misty’s talents have been chronicled before on the Mod Blog. She’s an avid singer who’s served on the leadership team of the Houston Show Choir in recent years, and has also taught choreography for the group.

Singing Santa surprises Misty with her Bestofus Festivus award.

Given her fantastic work ethic and that lyrical spirit, it’s no wonder people were chomping at the bit to offer words of praise for Misty. With her knack for charming everyone she interacts with, Misty has made a lasting impression on her ModSquad colleagues:

“Go Misty! She and the payments team would move heaven and earth to pay our people around the world right, and right on time. From one Duranie to another, congratulations Misty! #duranduranforever”
— Mike Pinkerton, COO & General Counsel

“I have had the pleasure of working with Misty for the past six-and-a-half years, and it has been a joy to have her in our department. She is cheerful, diligent, competent, and customer-oriented at work. She is a civic-minded and responsible citizen outside of work, too. There are not enough superlatives to describe the incredible impact Misty has had on the success of ModSquad. Payroll and payments are the lifeblood of a services business, and Misty is a master at her craft.”
— David Wohlwend, Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

“To do Misty’s job, you need someone who is reliable, trustworthy, detail-oriented, and good with numbers – but maybe most importantly, great with people. I always admire how amazingly patient and gracious Misty is with everyone in the business.”
— Beth Ryan, Sr. Director, Revenue Operations

“I’ve worked with Misty for ten years, and it’s been a joy! Regardless of how busy she is, Misty always takes the time to help. She is patient and kind and knows her stuff. Misty gets everyone paid accurately and on time. (We don’t need to chase after her yelling, “I want my two dollars!” like the paperboy in Better Off Dead.) I look forward to continuing to work with Misty in the years ahead.”
— Gina Miller, Director, Services & Support

“Misty is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has the patience of a saint and always goes the extra mile to help everyone. Her attention to detail and the pride she takes in her work is second to none. I’m really grateful she’s part of ModSquad!”
— Kevin O’Neill, Director, Accounting

“Misty is the unsung hero, the hidden gem, one of the supporting pillars to the structure that is ModSquad. I can’t say enough good things about her. Not only is she amazingly awesome at what she does, she’s always, always there when needed, always with a fantastic attitude and ready to help. Thank you, Misty!”
— Brian Fuhrman, Senior Project Manager

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Misty for the last couple years and she is truly amazing! I am so grateful for all her support and knowledge over the years. I don’t know what ModSquad would do without her. She is one of a kind!”
— Jaclyn Razo, HR Operations Manager

Ode to Misty Hammett
by Izzy Neis, Head of Digital

Bestofus Festivus,
A magnificent day!
When we celebrate peer brilliance
In a very ModSquad way

So put on your holiday cap
And pull up a seat
As we share a Misty-cal tale
Of a person quite neat

She works awfully hard
With dollars and cents
And everyone is quite thankful
For our timely payments

From Mod to PM,
And more, we think
If there’s questions at hand
She helps with a wink

The voice of an angel,
She sings through the day
Bringing support to all people
In her Misty-fying way

Her hard work is legend
And her outlook is clear
She’s a treasure to all
Throughout the entire year

So thank you, dear Misty
For all that you do.
You make us quite whisty
Happy Bestofus Festivus to you.

On behalf of everyone at ModSquad, we offer our heartiest congratulations to Misty. Please take a moment and leave your warm wishes in the comments section below.

With that, we hope you have the happiest of holidays and a fantastic 2021.

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Talk Back

Cathy Mort
Posted on December 24, 2020

Misty, you truly are the best of the best. You deserve this and more. Many blessings to you through the holidays and in 2021.

Posted on December 24, 2020

Congratulations Misty, well deserved. Your customer service is fantastic. Merry Christmas. Onwards and upwards x

Jason F
Posted on December 23, 2020

Big congratulations to Misty! Well deserved.

Amy P
Posted on December 23, 2020

Congrats Misty! Here is to another 10 years!

Amy Kennedy
Posted on December 23, 2020

Congrats Misty! Way to go!!

Jay Biros
Posted on December 23, 2020

Congrats Misty! One of the hardest and most determined people that I’ve worked with. I miss working with you and wish you all the best! Happy see you getting the recognition you deserve. ModSquad wouldn’t be as awesome without you!


Posted on December 23, 2020

Well deserved recognition Misty! You are truly the BestOfUs. <3

    Linda Carlson
    Posted on December 28, 2020

    I look forward to the day I can meet Misty in person. What I do get to experience is the most upbeat and kind payroll managerial management magnificence that I have ever seen in our internal chat channels. Misty is a genuinely wonderful person and so very important to our operations. Well earned, Misty!!!

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