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Eddie Prosper-Brousseau. Courtesy photo.




 What are you into right now?

I just bought a new home in Bedford, so I’m learning homeowner stuff like dealing with the pool and lawn mowing. Before that I was living in a condo, and they used to do all that stuff for you. I have a seven-mile commute now, which is great since I do so much driving.




Eddie Prosper-Brousseau
Medical Courier

08/08/18



Can you explain your current job?
I do the same route every day. I go up to Maine and pick up specimens at hospitals up there. I stop at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Lewiston and Nordx Labs in Scarborough. I sort them according to temperature, and at the end of my route, I go to FedEx and ship everything out to be tested. I work Monday through Friday, and I’m usually out of here between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. and get back around 8:15 p.m. Sometimes it’s a little more or less depending on traffic.
 
How long have you worked there?
I’ve been here four years next month. Up until last fall, I was a school bus driver for 18 years. I drove for multiple districts, including Nashua, Hudson and Litchfield. 
 
How did you get interested in this field?
Originally, I was looking just for a second job at the time, but I eventually ended up getting a full-time route.
 
What kind of education or training did you need for this job?
Nothing in particular, just some training on biohazards and how to handle specimens and store them at proper temperatures. And just a regular driver’s license with a clean record.
 
How did you find your current job?
For some reason, my job hunting took me around the [Manchester] Airport, and I happened to drive by [Green Mountain Messenger’s] old facility on Perimeter Road in Londonderry. I saw the help wanted sign, and I said, “Hmm, this looks interesting.”
 
What’s the best piece of work-related advice anyone’s ever given you?
One thing I tell people is, “Come in, do your job and go home.” Just do the task at hand and do it professionally, [and] you’ll have no problems. 
 
What is your typical at-work uniform?
Khaki pants, and the company gives us green polo shirts with the company logo. We also have winter jackets for when it’s cold and hats if you want to wear a hat. Also, if you need any hand sanitizer, there’s plenty of that available. Since I’m handling specimens, I go through it by the gallon.
 
What was the first job you ever had?
The first job I had was picking blueberries on a mountain in Wolfeboro during the summer. My friends and I would all drive our bikes down to the town hall, and a farmer would pick us up in his truck. Everybody called him Porky, and he must have been about 100 years old. We’d just hand rake blueberry bushes all day.
 — Scott Murphy 
 





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