Hard work, dedication, and a willingness to go above and beyond set Laurel apart from the rest as she began her TWO MEN AND A TRUCK journey.
It may not be very often that you see a female mover on the job, but it’s becoming more and more common and one woman leading that charge in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system is Laurel.
After working in the retail industry for 10 years in North Carolina, Laurel was looking for a change. Her brother, Colin, contacted her about a potential job in Portland, Maine, where he had seen success working at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. The job? Mover.
It seemed like a good opportunity, she was interested, and next thing she knew, she was on her way up to the Northeast for the new career. The thought of joining on as a female in the moving industry never crossed her mind.
“I first moved to Maine with the intentions of being temporary, but once I got into the swing of things as a mover, I knew I wasn’t leaving anytime soon,” Laurel says. “I didn’t want to rush into the role of driver or supervisor, so I took my time learning and improving as a mover. As the months went by, I became more comfortable with taking on more responsibility, and soon enough I took on my new role. I have learned so much in this new role, and I know I will continue to learn as I grow with the company.”
Laurel went from mover to move manager in just over a year with the Portland franchise, and she has made an impact on the people she works with every step of the way. She credits this to the work ethic she brings to the office every day, and thinks it’s obtainable for anyone to move up in their career here is they just put in the time.
“Show your worth, take initiative, and don’t be afraid to ask questions,” Laurel said. “If you want to grow with any company, you have to prove yourself by going above and beyond expectations. You also have to take constructive criticism from your supervisors in order to grow and become a better employee.”