By Patrick Love
I started working as a Navigator for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Winnipeg in the spring of 2011, looking for work to supplement my activity as a University of Toronto student and The Varsity newspaper editor in Toronto. After my first summer at the company, I was sold – hauling junk was a great way for me to stay in shape, it helped me develop a love of bric-a-brac and antiques, but mostly, I came to recognize that it was a company unquestionably dedicated to the satisfaction of its clients, and the success of its team members – both inside and outside the trucks.
Over the subsequent years, I took on additional responsibility at the company, branching out into driving the trucks, helping with our marketing endeavours, and providing input for our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Mobile App for our drivers. I also provided marketing support for our sister company You Move Me.
As of September 2014, I am proud to represent the new ownership team for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Winnipeg on the ground. Our team has cut its teeth with successful franchises in Toronto, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Honolulu, and even Melbourne & Brisbane Australia, and we are committed to bringing the same high level of customer service to Winnipeg that we have successfully delivered in those markets.
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