Meet the staff: Doreen Mileto… Office Manager Extraordinaire…

December 17, 2008 by  
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Doreen – Office Manager

Doreen is typically the first and front-line person to make personal contact with you, whether it is by phone or by email. Her life at Rare Newspapers is never boring as it is comprised of all types of duties… a true “Girl-Friday” (woman-Friday???). First and foremost, she is the office manager. She also takes and processes customer orders. She answers messages that are received through both the regular email and the eBay message board. Another aspect her job is the writing of item descriptions and photographing issues for the website, as time prevails.

Playing “sleuth” is another role that she undertakes.

“One of my greatest pleasures is in finding hidden family treasures for our clients which have been buried within our archives for decades… just waiting to be found.  When time permits, I put on my detective’s hat and head to the stacks.  It’s also a disappointment when the need content cannot be located.  I hate to disappoint.” Doreen

The most difficult task asked of her is when someone wants her to “select something for them”, i.e, a recommendation.  The rare newspaper hobby is so varied, and is grounded so deeply within a person’s personal interests, making such selections is almost impossible.

As for the more personal side of Doreen… She is a wife, a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a person who simply enjoys life to the fullest.  She belongs to a small group of women who love to sing at various church events, and takes great pleasure in reaching out to the local community.

Doreen at work…

One of the greatest drawbacks of having Doreen on staff is her incredible ability to bake some of the most scrumptious cakes, pies, etc., and has a propensity for “celebrating” every possible staff birthday, holiday, anniversary, and more.  We’ve all had to double our exercising efforts to burn off the calories, and if you’ve kept an eye on our annual staff photos, you can see some of us have had only minor success.

Doreen is a treat to have as part of the Rare Newspapers’ Team!  She is truly my right arm…  and perhaps a little of my left.

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4 Responses to “Meet the staff: Doreen Mileto… Office Manager Extraordinaire…”

  1. Paul Sarna on December 18th, 2008 2:08 am

    Whenever I call your office it is always a pleasure to hear Doreen’s voice on the other end. She is always very helpful in every situation.
    Thanks Doreen.

  2. Michael Rebaczonok-Padulo on December 23rd, 2008 8:42 pm

    I heartily and enthusiastically agree with the well-deserved appellation of ‘Office Manager Extraordinaire’ for Doreen! I have spoken to her many times by phone here in Singapore, and she has been more than helpful in every instance. She has always demonstrated willingness to go the extra mile to answer queries and hunt down issues, always follows through, and invariably leaves me feeling that she genuinely cares.

    Many thanks, Doreen, for all that fantastic service!

  3. carl cripps on December 25th, 2008 11:47 am

    hello everyone at rare newspapers i have not been in touch lately but will be starting to collect again soon. i miss my short correspondence with doreen and yes she has to be a great asset to you. always trying to help anyway she can. the way she handles inquires is amazing. always was there to help me. thanks doreen and hope your holiday was great. carl.’.

  4. jordan ballard on June 7th, 2012 7:38 pm

    i came across an old 1926 boston sunday advertiser under the floor of my buddys house, it speaks of the boston bruins and ottowa. i was wondering if it was worth anything? any info on it will help me and be very much appreciated. if u decide to reasearch it i would like to thank u now for your time.

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