Monthly Archives: April 2015

Making an impact on Mother’s Day

Movers for MomsWritten by Chelsea Leser

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® employees interact with customers every single day. And that makes for the perfect opportunity to create a lasting impression. Countless TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team members go above and beyond customer expectations, just like we saw in our stories from Wilmington and Atlanta. In addition to this, we also provide the opportunity for all team members to make an impact and give back locally through various TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® programs such as Movers for Moms®.

Movers for Moms®  is our annual initiative that helps bridge the gap between TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and the community and brings together individuals, groups, and businesses to help moms nationwide. This program seeks to celebrate moms and make their lives easier and days brighter by gathering donations for women staying in local domestic abuse or homeless shelters just in time for Mother’s Day.

Every mother deserves to be celebrated with a gift or moment of gratitude, regardless of their situation. This program allows us to recognize those women who may not be recognized without our support. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has many amazing women in key leadership roles, and this is a special way in which we pay it forward.

Jeremy KingMovers for Moms®  is a great way for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, as well as its employees, to help give back to mothers in need,” said Jeremy King, operations manager of the Lansing, Mich., franchise. “Each year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® partners with shelters and schools to help mothers in need before Mother’s Day. I have worked for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for more than six years now and enjoy participating in this every year. I love being able to help others in need, and this is one way to be able to do that by giving back to the community and supporting one of our core values.”

Movers for Moms® is a unique program because it looks a little different at each location. Locations who are located in rural areas or just recently opened their doors for business may team up with only one community partner, whereas, locations who have been longstanding community members, may have various collection partners and recipient shelters. Some franchises have 5k races, dinners, events outside, booths set up, and many other tactics to get as many donations as they can to help women in need.

Since each shelter’s needs differ, the items that are in high demand will vary from location to location, but popular donations include pillows, blankets, hygiene products, and basic clothing items. If you’re interested in donating, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for a complete list of requested gifts.

Movers for Moms 2In 2014, Movers for Moms® donated over 220,000 items to moms in need across the country. We’re collecting items now, and with the dedication of our teams and support from our communities, we hope to top this record and help even more moms in 2015!

Want to learn more? Follow Movers for Moms® on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest Movers for Moms® news and updates.

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Don’t think of it as “just a summer job”

Written by Chelsea Leser

Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® mover or driver can be a tough job. Oftentimes, people hear about the manual labor, and the sometimes “not ideal” weather conditions they occasionally work in. There’s a reason we call it “earn while you burn!”TMAAT107-1499091942-O

Something you may not hear about is the immense amount of opportunity, which we happen to have in abundance. You also may not hear about how you impact lives and communities daily through your efforts. So whether it is a short-term opportunity or stepping stone to a career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, it is rewarding in your service and rewards.

Just ask Randy Shacka. He started as a marketing intern at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® 14 years ago, and has held many job titles, both in the franchise and corporate office settings, before becoming president of the international headquarters. You could also ask one-third of our franchise owners or three-quarters of current managers who began as movers, drivers, or customer service representatives within our system. Customers are not the only people we move forward. We enjoy developing leaders and furthering the careers of our team members. As frontline staff learn how our business functions and start to expand within their positions, they have found seamless transitions into the roles of operations managers, move managers, field trainers, and even general managers.

Two Men and a TruckSummer is the busiest time of year at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. We make sure our staff is at full capacity during this time to provide excellent service to all customers. In addition to bringing on additional frontline staff, some locations hire interns to support marketing, human resources, or operational functions.  So if you want to be part of a fast paced organization and learn some new skills, we encourage you to learn more about us.  Internships can be exciting opportunities to be part of million dollar organizations and help as you work toward taking your skills to a new level.

After the busy season, some interns and frontline staff return to their college courses or winter jobs, however many find working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is not just a summer job. In just a few short months, they’re able to not only make an impact in the lives of customers, but begin a fulfilling and long-term career.

Nick Popoff began his career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a driver at the Lansing, Mich., franchise. Nick earned a teaching degree from Central Michigan University and has utilized the skills he learned in school and applied them in his new role as a field training and development specialist at our corporate office. Check out Nick’s story:

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Make a career move with us and apply online today. Let us help move you forward in your career! If you are interested in learning more about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® like us on Facebook.

 

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