Chat Moderator Jan tells us about getting to know roomies, and why she loves her job!

Hi Jan! So, first things first – where are you from? I’m from Aberdeen in Scotland. It’s a lovely place – very cold in the winter though! How long have you been a CM and how did you get the job? I became a CM in February so I’ve been doing it for about six […]

Hi Jan! So, first things first – where are you from?

I’m from Aberdeen in Scotland. It’s a lovely place – very cold in the winter though!

How long have you been a CM and how did you get the job?

I became a CM in February so I’ve been doing it for about six months now. I’d been playing in my local Gala club for about four years before I heard about the job – I’d wanted to be a chat moderator for a while so I applied straight away! There were quite a lot of people interviewing for the role, so I was so happy when I got it.

Tell us about your first bingo experience?

My first bingo experience was quite a few years ago now – but I won 2 lines, full house and the jackpot the first couple of times I played – about £3000! I’ve loved it ever since. I won a fair few times at Gala before becoming a CM too!

What do you like most about being a chat moderator?

I love being a CM. I’m paid to talk about anything and everything! When I was a roomie I loved chatting anyway, so to be on the other side is brilliant. My favourite aspect of the job is probably getting to know the roomies – we talk about such different topics everyday! Sometimes I feel a bit like an agony aunt, chatting to people about their problems, other times we’ll all discuss our favourite films – the variety is great.

What’s creating the biggest buzz in the chat rooms?

People are really excited about the Ultimate bingo championship – a lot of people wanted the chance to go to Gibraltar! No lose bingo is always popular too – although with Gala there’s always so much going on, and so many exciting new games and promotions to discuss.

What’s the strangest question you have been asked in a chat?

Someone once asked me if I worked from home, and when I said I did – asked if I ever get dressed! I had to point out that I do Skype the Gala TV gang, so it might be a bit strange if I were in my PJ’s. I haven’t been asked anything really strange though…not yet anyway.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I have two children, aged 14 and 4, so they keep me on my toes! I love spending time with them. I also love watching films. I prefer rom-coms and films like the 40-year-old Virgin, but my boyfriend likes horror films – I’m not such a fan, I have to cover my eyes!