What’s going on fellow Bdubers?! My name is Billy Poole of the Salisbury Buffalo Wild Wings and if you’re reading this, you probably already know what it’s about. Yes, you are one of the lucky few to take a step into the life of Billy. Over the course of my story, I’ll dive into quite a few topics including where I’m from, what led me to working at Buffalo Wild Wings, a few of my goals and interests, who I look up to the most, and what motivates me to succeed. So, grab some popcorn and hold on tight because it’s going to be a wild one folks.
About 17 years ago, my family and I moved to the little town too big for one state. If you don’t understand my reference, you can stop reading now. Not really though! On a serious note, I’ve lived in Delmar, MD for basically my entire life. I’m the youngest of three and if you can’t tell by now, I’m the silly, goofy child of the bunch. I pride myself on having a laid-back personality as it makes life much more enjoyable for not only me but the people I encounter as well. It wasn’t all fun and games for me as a child however. Throughout my adolescent years, I was the extremely shy and socially awkward kid that sat in the front of class. I was picked on quite a bit by fellow students and never truly felt welcomed by my peers. It wasn’t until I started playing sports in high school and working at Famous Dave’s BBQ that spring-boarded me into the outgoing Billy everyone has come to know and love. At 16 years old, I had my first ever job interview with Jeff Lookabill. I was scared to death to speak to him but fortunately for me, my sister was already an established employee at Famous Dave’s. I was hired as a host and 2 years later I made the extremely difficult decision to move on to my next adventure. Looking back, I can honestly say it was the best decision I could’ve made for myself. Here I am today…5 years later and still going strong at Buffalo Wild Wings. At first, I didn’t think working here would be a good fit for me. The company’s laid-back atmosphere and outgoing personalities of the training staff made me think I could never live up to their standards. I’ve never been more wrong in my life. Of course, everyone has their moments when they second guess their job decisions, however, those thoughts never lasted very long for me. I’ve met so many awesome people over the course of my 5 years at Buffalo Wild Wings and I can genuinely say working here has changed my life for the better.
For those who know me personally, they know my life revolves around sports. I’m a huge DC sports fan and ultimately, my goal is to work for either the Redskins or Nationals sometime in the future. I graduated from Salisbury University in the summer of 2018 with a Business Management degree after spending my first 3 years of college at Wor-Wic. Through it all, my parents have always been my biggest supporters. They’ve driven me to countless sporting events, helped me with numerous school projects, and provided me with the foundation for success. The love and support I’ve received from my siblings as well has been vital to my growth into a young adult. I’d even venture to say my brother Donald is the person I’ve looked up to the most, however it wasn’t all peaches and cream with us growing up. We fought quite a bit during my childhood and that’s to be expected. As time went on, our relationship developed into a true brotherhood. He was the star football player I always wanted to be and even to this day, I still look up to him as the standard for my future success. One lesson I’ve learned from my elders is if you’re not improving, you’re getting worse; there is no in between. I approach every day with that mindset in hopes to be the best version of myself I can be.
Now that I’m officially a college graduate, the process of finding a “big boy” job has begun for me and it’s extremely bitter-sweet. I love the bdubs family I’ve established over my 5 years however my love is in the sports industry. I’ll forever cherish the memories I’ve made and the wonderful people I’ve met here at the Salisbury Buffalo Wild Wings and I’m so incredibly thankful for those that I’ve been fortunate enough to have met over the course of my time here. I hope I’ve positively impacted their lives as much as they’ve impacted mine.
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