Meet Lois Passemato
Lois has been a bookkeeper with Sachetta Callahan since 1996.
How did you come to work at SC?
I worked for the telephone company for 26 years and then took an early retirement in 1995. My retirement lasted three weeks!
I’ve been friends with Joe’s and Steve’s sister Sandy for a very long time. When I was getting ready to leave the telephone company I told Sandy to call me if her bookkeeping firm needed help. I started with A&S Business Services in January 1996. I didn’t know anything about bookkeeping but I learned on the job. When Sandy sold her company to Joe and Steve, that’s how I joined Sachetta Callahan.
What’s your favorite thing about working at the firm?
I’ve learned a lot. I enjoy what I do because it has a start and end which gives me a sense of competition. I’ve gotten to know my clients well.
What’s special about your SC clients?
Most of them are very good at what they do but they stink at office work. We help them with our streamlined process so it doesn’t have to take much of their time. I have a good relationship with most of my clients.
What’s your life like outside the office?
I have two granddaughters. Before COVID I would pick them up from school every Friday and bring them to my house for dinner or take them to gymnastics. I’d like to get back to that.
Do you have a work/life philosophy?
Basically I’m old school. I’m getting paid to do a job so I like to do it the best of my ability. Put 100% behind it because I want it to be accurate and useful.
Share a piece of professional advice most people could benefit from?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask questions until you understand what needs to be done.
What would you do if you didn’t do this?
I was only retired for 3 weeks so I don’t know!
I probably would have taken classes and done volunteering. I like crafty things like counting cross stitch and putting things together.
Left: Lois Meets an Owl in Ireland.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?
Nancy Pelosi. She’s a strong woman that most men are intimidated by. I admire that she has been in her position for as long as she has. She is a good role model for women.