When it comes to moving forward, few stories highlight career advancement like Jarrid’s. His TWO MEN AND A TRUCK journey has taken him from a mover all the way to his current position, where he’s a director of operations for a large franchise group in the south.
Often times when college kids take a summer job, it’s just that – a summer job for extra spending money, and most people don’t come in with the mindset of making it a career. For Jarrid, he was in this same boat when he applied as a mover for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in the summer of 2012.
“Truthfully, I needed a summer job, and one of my good friends told me they were hiring,” Jarrid said. “At that point, I never thought I would transition to management positions at the franchise level.”
Since then, it’s been quite a journey for Jarrid, who has held multiple roles within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK network that have taken him all over the country.
After leaving the franchise level to become a franchise marketing specialist in 2016 at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK corporate headquarters in Lansing, Mich., Jarrid worked in that role for almost two years before switching to a franchise business consultant position.
After nearly a year in that role, Jarrid decided to expand his horizons and move to Houston, Texas, where he took the position of regional manager for the NBF Franchise Group, a multi-unit franchise group with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises in several states. Most recently, he accepted a position as director of operations for the NBF Franchise Group, where he will work in Greenville, S.C.
It’s been an exciting journey for Watts, and he’s grateful for the ability to move up in his career in such a short amount of time.
“My career journey has been expedited and eventful,” Jarrid said. “I have had the blessing to see the business from all aspects, work in franchises in different stages of their business cycle, and see first-hand the type of impact that this business can make in people’s lives.”
Regardless of the role he’s held within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, Jarrid’s favorite part of the job has always been the career growth that is possible within the company – whether it’s his own, or that of his coworkers.
“My favorite part of working here is always being able to see people take on more responsibilities and grow their careers,” Jarrid said. “Every step of the way throughout my career, I was able to promote and grow people to fill my shoes, and it has been extremely rewarding to be a part of something like that.”
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK started as a quick job but has turned into a career for Jarrid, and he would recommend this to anyone who loves hard work, and someone who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done right.
“A career at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is not for the faint of heart,” Jarrid said. “If you are comfortable being uncomfortable and are a people-oriented person, this is a great company to be a part of.”