Interview With a Business Manager

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I have to admit when I first got word of this assignment I was very eager to run out and interview President Obama. However, as the semester went on and speakers came into talk, my views changed. I decided that I wanted to interview someone in a position that I would like to be in one day. I contacted the General Manager of the Lowell Spinner's and the Pawtucket Redsox's, believing that a job like that would not completely be out of reach someday. Once again I changed my mind after listening to speech. I decided then that although it would be great to work for a ball team, (and I still might someday), I was not willing to make such sacrifices that are necessary for the position. So I went down to the mall and I talked to employees at Footlocker, Olympia, MVP and GNC to find out any information I could about their careers. I received a call from a regional manager of the General Nutrition Center, (GNC) and they asked me to come down. The Interviewee's name for my Project is. She is the general manager of GNC, or General Nutrition Center. Her office is on T Street in.I met with Jessica and I had several questions prepared for her. I wasn't very familiar with GNC but knew it was geared towards the athlete. I asked her about the store and she told me that they basically made vitamins and supplements that helped the athlete, trainer, or anyone, become healthier. She used Mark MacGuire as an example of a sports figure who uses what her store has to offer. Jessica described her typical day as hectic. She has a lot of paperwork and management responsibilities such as hiring and firing of employees. She said she liked most, interacting with customers and helping people find what they specifically need. Each person is unique with different requirements so it can be satisfying to research what nutrition helps the most. Working overtime is the one thing Jessica dislikes most she says that she often has to work 50 plus hours a week. I then asked her what skills were important for this kind of job. She told

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