Many movers and drivers come to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® expecting to make some extra cash during the summer months. While this can work out well for some, others are able to transform their summer jobs into long-term career opportunities. Nick Popoff, a franchise marketing specialist at our Home Office in Lansing, Mich., has done just that, holding five job titles on his way from mover to franchise marketing specialist. We interviewed Nick to learn more about his career, and here is what he had to say!
Why did you start working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®? What positions have you held?
Nick: I had been teaching in the Lansing area and came on with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in the summer of 2013 to make some extra money throughout the summer and I’ve never looked back.
I started as a mover, quickly became a driver, then trainer at the Lansing franchise. From there, I secured a job at the corporate office in the operations department, training and consulting franchise start-ups. Most recently, I have moved into the marketing department as a franchise marketing specialist. It’s been very fun getting to see all aspects of the business, and franchising in general.
What advice do you have to movers and drivers who might think TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is just a summer job?
Nick: With the way this company is growing, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is whatever kind of job you want to make it. The opportunity is almost overwhelming for people who work hard and are passionate about what they do. It could be a summer job and it could be an unbelievable career opportunity, that’s up to the individual.
What’s your favorite part about working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®?
Nick: The opportunity, the people, and the travel. I have had the opportunity to travel all around the country, working with a lot of really great people; colleagues, customers, movers, drivers, customer service reps, managers, and franchisees. A lot of really hard-working people, very quietly doing great things.
How has TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® helped you grow?
Nick: Man, where do I start? Biggest thing … they’ve challenged me and supported me. Anything I’ve been willing to work toward, the company has had the confidence in me to take it on. That confidence and support has driven me to take opportunities outside of my “comfort zone”. You really experience a lot of growth when you start operating out of your comfort zone.
What TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value do you relate to most?
Nick: “Be Your Best and Have Fun” – I love to be my best and I love to have fun.
Want to join Nick in turning a summer job into a long-term career? Opportunities are available at locations nationwide. Visit careers.twomenandatruck.com to apply today! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward!