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Career Story: Office Manager For A Demolition Company

Office Manager For A Demolition Company

Job Title: Office Manager

Type of Company: Demolition company

Education: High School Diploma

Previous Experience: I started work at a mortgage company after going to college for a year. But once I got married, I took over as the office manager of my husband's family business.

Job Tasks: I run the entire office. I make sure that all information is correct when bidding projects. I handle the checking accounts and make sure all laws are followed pertaining to demolition.

A typical day would include checking all emails for new business leads, balancing the check book, paying any bills that need to be paid, answering the phone, reading specification books to find out what each job entails, getting outside quotes for items our company does not do, collecting all paperwork and information that is needed to bid a job and put together all bids. I also handle any problems that arise in the course of the day. There are many legal aspects that are involved with the town and government when demolishing buildings. I make sure all rules/regulations and laws are followed. I also keep tabs on employee performance and make sure that everyone is doing his job properly. I make sure all of our licenses are kept up-to-date and in order. You do not necessarily need a college degree for what I do, especially since ours is a small company, but in order to get a great-paying job in a large company, a college degree in business would be extremely helpful.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that my relationship to the owners allows me to shape my hours around my children's school schedules. My opinion is also taken into consideration.

The worst part of my job is also the best part of my job. It is not always easy working for family.

Job Tips: Go to college and get a degree. Most businesses require one these days. During your time in college, find a part-time job in an office to make sure that that's what you really want to do with your life. And just remember, if you start out filing paperwork and you do not like it so much, once you have experience and a degree, someone else will be filing paperwork for you.

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