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MARKETING OPERATIONS MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: The Importance Of A Work Portfolio

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Jame, a marketing operations manager at a start up, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. A key point in her career was realizing the importance of building up a portfolio because that is your proof of what you have been working on and what you are able to do.

Job Title: Marketing Operations Manager

Job Summary: Marketing Managers

Job Description

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in a product or service. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; purchasing agents; buyers; or product, advertising, promotions, or public relations specialists.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Organizational skills

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m='8010'>also</span> <span m='8240'>get</span> <span m='8420'>to</span> <span m='8500'>do</span> <span m='8620'>a</span> <span m='8660'>lot</span> <span m='8840'>of</span> <span m='8950'>writing</span> <span m='9330'>for</span> <span m='9460'>writing</span> <span m='9770'>our</span> <span m='9850'>blog</span> <span m='10150'>posts,</span> <span m='10900'>writing</span> <span m='11170'>emails,</span> <span m='11650'>and</span> <span m='11740'>writing</span> <span m='12000'>content</span> <span m='12410'>like</span> <span m='12620'>our</span> <span m='12730'>customer</span> <span m='13190'>stories.</span> <span m='13900'>I</span> <span m='14010'>get</span> <span m='14170'>to</span> <span m='14240'>interview</span> <span m='14600'>our</span> <span m='14730'>customers,</span> <span m='15310'>the</span> <span m='15390'>people</span> <span m='15670'>that</span> <span m='15800'>have</span> <span m='15890'>been</span> <span m='16010'>using</span> <span m='16290'>our</span> <span m='16390'>product</span> <span m='16750'>for</span> <span m='16950'>a</span> <span m='16990'>few</span> <span m='17180'>months</span> <span m='17490'>or</span> <span m='17610'>a</span> <span m='17640'>few</span> <span m='17790'>years,</span> <span m='18330'>and</span> <span m='18450'>ask</span> <span m='18620'>them</span> <span m='18740'>what</span> <span m='18910'>they're</span> <span m='19040'>doing.</span> </p><p><span m='19560'>And</span> <span m='19730'>the</span> <span m='19800'>great</span> <span m='20070'>thing</span> <span m='20250'>is,</span> <span m='20410'>it</span> <span m='20520'>gives</span> <span m='20710'>me</span> <span m='20890'>really</span> <span m='21210'>good</span> <span m='21410'>perspective</span> <span m='21930'>on</span> <span m='22110'>a,</span> <span m='22650'>how</span> <span m='22850'>I</span> <span m='22940'>can</span> <span m='23080'>better</span> <span m='23340'>communicate</span> <span m='23940'>to</span> <span m='24040'>our</span> <span m='24160'>customers</span> <span m='24650'>about</span> <span m='24860'>what</span> <span m='25020'>their</span> <span m='25150'>problems</span> <span m='25600'>are and</span> <span m='25810'>how</span> <span m='26020'>to</span> <span m='26070'>help</span> <span m='26260'>them</span> <span m='26380'>solve</span> <span m='26620'>their</span> <span m='26750'>problems.</span> <span m='27600'>And</span> <span m='27650'>b,</span> <span m='27960'>it also</span> <span m='28220'>gives</span> <span m='28410'>me</span> <span m='28510'>an</span> <span m='28590'>opportunity</span> <span m='29480'>to</span> <span m='29590'>talk</span> <span m='29830'>to</span> <span m='29930'>more</span> <span m='30070'>people</span> <span m='30410'>and interact</span> <span m='30880'>with</span> <span m='30940'>people</span> <span m='31230'>during</span> <span m='31450'>the</span> <span m='31520'>day.</span> <span m='31770'>So</span> <span m='31880'>those</span> <span m='32080'>are</span> <span m='32170'>probably</span> <span m='32560'>my</span> <span m='32700'>two</span> <span m='33210'>favorite</span> <span m='33590'>things</span> <span m='33830'>that</span> <span m='33970'>I</span> <span m='34010'>like</span> <span m='34180'>to</span> <span m='34270'>work</span> <span m='34450'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='34990'>The</span> <span m='35150'>things that</span> <span m='35580'>are most</span> <span m='35790'>challenging</span> <span m='36190'>about</span> <span m='36390'>my</span> <span m='36520'>job</span> <span m='36810'>is</span> <span m='37180'>my</span> <span m='37310'>company's</span> <span m='37790'>pretty</span> <span m='38070'>new.</span> <span m='38290'>We</span> <span m='38400'>have</span> <span m='38610'>about</span> <span m='38860'>20</span> <span m='39150'>people,</span> <span m='39790'>so</span> <span m='39910'>we're</span> <span m='40060'>all</span> <span m='40350'>wearing</span> <span m='40630'>multiple</span> <span m='41020'>hats,</span> <span m='41370'>and</span> <span m='41430'>we</span> <span m='41560'>all</span> <span m='41730'>have</span> <span m='41910'>shifting</span> <span m='42270'>priorities</span> <span m='42810'>all</span> <span m='42900'>the</span> <span m='42980'>time.</span> <span m='43380'>So</span> <span m='43490'>it's</span> <span m='43910'>really</span> <span m='44090'>hard</span> <span m='44340'>to</span> <span m='44420'>figure</span> <span m='44680'>out</span> <span m='44810'>what's</span> <span m='45100'>going</span> <span m='45220'>to</span> <span m='45260'>be</span> <span m='45400'>the</span> <span m='45490'>most</span> <span m='45770'>important</span> <span m='46130'>thing</span> <span m='46280'>to</span> <span m='46380'>work</span> <span m='46610'>on</span> <span m='46800'>during</span> <span m='47050'>the</span> <span m='47150'>day.</span> <span m='47730'>And</span> <span m='47740'>it</span> <span m='47840'>may</span> <span m='48020'>change</span> <span m='48400'>drastically</span> <span m='48900'>from</span> <span m='49080'>what</span> <span m='49220'>you</span> <span m='49310'>expect</span> <span m='49720'>when</span> <span m='49830'>you</span> <span m='49920'>get</span> <span m='50140'>into</span> <span m='50390'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='51000'>Some</span> <span m='51190'>days</span> <span m='51470'>it</span> <span m='51550'>might</span> <span m='51740'>be</span> <span m='51860'>really</span> <span m='52160'>important</span> <span m='52670'>for</span> <span m='52880'>us</span> <span m='53040'>to</span> <span m='53140'>finish</span> <span m='53430'>a</span> <span m='53490'>piece</span> <span m='53700'>of</span> <span m='53790'>content.</span> <span m='54145'>We</span> <span m='54500'>need</span> <span m='54730'>to</span> <span m='54810'>get</span> <span m='54980'>out</span> <span m='55120'>a</span> <span m='55170'>customer</span> <span m='55620'>story</span> <span m='56080'>so our</span> <span m='56280'>salesperson</span> <span m='57270'>can</span> <span m='57380'>better</span> <span m='57640'>address</span> <span m='57950'>their</span> <span m='58090'>prospects.</span> <span m='59130'>Other</span> <span m='59340'>times</span> <span m='59650'>the</span> <span m='59720'>most</span> <span m='59930'>important</span> <span m='60280'>thing</span> <span m='60410'>might</span> <span m='60570'>be</span> <span m='60680'>helping</span> <span m='61040'>our</span> <span m='61660'>other</span> <span m='62210'>salespeople</span> <span m='62900'>prep</span> <span m='63040'>for</span> <span m='63320'>an</span> <span m='63400'>event.</span> <span m='63650'>Maybe</span> <span m='63860'>we're</span> <span m='64040'>going</span> <span m='64269'>to</span> <span m='64410'>a</span> <span m='64459'>conference,</span> <span m='65090'>or we're</span> <span m='65269'>working</span> <span m='65530'>with</span> <span m='65670'>our</span> <span m='65770'>partners</span> <span m='66210'>and</span> <span m='66300'>we</span> <span m='66400'>need</span> <span m='66560'>to</span> <span m='66640'>build a</span> <span m='66890'>collateral</span> <span m='67215'>or</span> <span m='67540'>a</span> <span m='67650'>sign</span> <span m='68360'>and</span> <span m='68410'>get</span> <span m='68610'>all</span> <span m='68780'>those</span> <span m='68970'>logistics</span> <span m='69270'>handled</span> <span m='69810'>to</span> <span m='69890'>get</span> <span m='70090'>those</span> <span m='70290'>things</span> <span m='70510'>in</span> <span m='70600'>place.</span> <span m='71160'>So</span> <span m='71300'>sometimes</span> <span m='71575'>it's</span> <span m='71850'>a</span> <span m='71910'>little</span> <span m='72390'>hard</span> <span m='72680'>to</span> <span m='72780'>plan</span> <span m='73090'>ahead</span> <span m='73700'>for</span> <span m='73830'>what</span> <span m='74150'>the</span> <span m='74300'>day</span> <span m='74550'>will entail</span> <span m='74790'>because</span> <span m='75050'>the</span> <span m='75130'>priorities</span> <span m='75630'>are</span> <span m='75750'>always</span> <span m='76000'>shifting.</span> </p><p><span m='77020'>I</span> <span m='77090'>think</span> <span m='77250'>there</span> <span m='77500'>are a</span> <span m='77610'>couple</span> <span m='77870'>of</span> <span m='78000'>key</span> <span m='78190'>decisions</span> <span m='78680'>that</span> <span m='78830'>really</span> <span m='79130'>impacted</span> <span m='79540'>my</span> <span m='79670'>life</span> <span m='79930'>and</span> <span m='80040'>my</span> <span m='80300'>career.</span> <span m='81090'>The</span> <span m='81190'>first</span> <span m='81470'>thing</span> <span m='81660'>I</span> <span m='81780'>realized</span> <span m='82360'>is</span> <span m='82490'>one</span> <span m='82660'>of</span> <span m='82760'>the</span> <span m='82930'>important</span> <span m='83330'>things</span> <span m='83530'>of</span> <span m='84060'>building</span> <span m='84420'>up</span> <span m='84560'>your</span> <span m='84700'>portfolio</span> <span m='85670'>so</span> <span m='85960'>you</span> <span m='86020'>have</span> <span m='86280'>some</span> <span m='86590'>proof</span> <span m='86990'>about</span> <span m='87170'>things</span> <span m='87390'>you've</span> <span m='87500'>been</span> <span m='87650'>working</span> <span m='87960'>on,</span> <span m='88360'>and</span> <span m='88560'>that's</span> <span m='88790'>not</span> <span m='88970'>something</span> <span m='89260'>that</span> <span m='89400'>you</span> <span m='89480'>think</span> <span m='89690'>about.</span> <span m='89980'>When</span> <span m='90360'>you're</span> <span m='90540'>a</span> <span m='90590'>student,</span> <span m='91230'>you've</span> <span m='91390'>got</span> <span m='91560'>your</span> <span m='91670'>report</span> <span m='92010'>cards,</span> <span m='92540'>you've</span> <span m='92650'>got</span> <span m='92800'>your</span> <span m='92910'>papers</span> <span m='93350'>and</span> <span m='93420'>everything</span> <span m='93780'>else,</span> <span m='93950'>and that</span> <span m='94180'>portfolio</span> <span m='94650'>naturally</span> <span m='95340'>builds</span> <span m='95690'>for</span> <span m='95860'>you.</span> <span m='96110'>When</span> <span m='96400'>you're</span> <span m='96680'>in the working</span> <span m='97060'>world,</span> <span m='97270'>there's</span> <span m='97540'>not</span> <span m='97760'>as</span> <span m='97860'>many</span> <span m='98070'>things</span> <span m='98450'>that</span> <span m='98580'>you</span> <span m='98700'>collect</span> <span m='99110'>along</span> <span m='99370'>the</span> <span m='99460'>way</span> <span m='99910'>that</span> <span m='100030'>help</span> <span m='100210'>prove</span> <span m='100500'>the</span> <span m='100590'>things</span> <span m='100770'>that you've</span> <span m='100970'>been</span> <span m='101050'>working</span> <span m='101350'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='101560'>So one</span> <span m='101870'>of</span> <span m='101960'>the</span> <span m='102060'>things</span> <span m='102290'>I</span> <span m='102460'>started</span> <span m='102770'>doing</span> <span m='103120'>is</span> <span m='103490'>I</span> <span m='103740'>started</span> <span m='104010'>a</span> <span m='104060'>blog.</span> <span m='104500'>And</span> <span m='104670'>I</span> <span m='104750'>start</span> <span m='105000'>using</span> <span m='105230'>my</span> <span m='105350'>blog</span> <span m='105710'>as</span> <span m='105810'>a</span> <span m='105850'>way</span> <span m='106010'>to</span> <span m='106140'>tell</span> <span m='106350'>the</span> <span m='106440'>stories</span> <span m='106870'>about</span> <span m='107090'>my key</span> <span m='107390'>accomplishments</span> <span m='108010'>at</span> <span m='108100'>work,</span> <span m='108420'>or</span> <span m='108690'>the</span> <span m='108820'>key</span> <span m='108990'>challenges</span> <span m='109560'>and</span> <span m='109650'>how</span> <span m='109810'>I</span> <span m='109910'>solved</span> <span m='110210'>them.</span> <span m='110590'>And</span> <span m='110730'>the</span> <span m='110800'>great</span> <span m='111080'>thing</span> <span m='111250'>is,</span> <span m='111480'>a,</span> <span m='111745'>it</span> <span m='112010'>helps</span> <span m='112200'>me</span> <span m='112330'>remember</span> <span m='112690'>what</span> <span m='112850'>happened</span> <span m='113260'>two</span> <span m='113500'>years</span> <span m='113740'>ago,</span> <span m='114010'>or</span> <span m='114110'>three</span> <span m='114300'>years</span> <span m='114530'>ago,</span> <span m='114730'>or</span> <span m='114830'>four</span> <span m='115070'>years</span> <span m='115270'>ago,</span> <span m='115860'>and</span> <span m='115960'>I</span> <span m='116060'>can go</span> <span m='116200'>back</span> <span m='116450'>and</span> <span m='116560'>refer</span> <span m='116890'>to</span> <span m='117010'>it</span> <span m='117100'>later</span> <span m='117390'>on.</span> <span m='117900'>And</span> <span m='118080'>b,</span> <span m='118400'>it</span> <span m='118480'>actually</span> <span m='118840'>helps</span> <span m='119120'>to</span> <span m='119230'>build</span> <span m='119520'>a</span> <span m='119580'>profile</span> <span m='120230'>for</span> <span m='120370'>myself--</span> <span m='120870'>my</span> <span m='121050'>own</span> <span m='121240'>personal</span> <span m='121670'>brand,</span> <span m='121990'>if</span> <span m='122100'>you</span> <span m='122220'>will.</span> <span m='122450'>So</span> <span m='122670'>it</span> <span m='122830'>was</span> <span m='123010'>a</span> <span m='123060'>really</span> <span m='123340'>good</span> <span m='123530'>way</span> <span m='124000'>for</span> <span m='124140'>me</span> <span m='124280'>to</span> <span m='124360'>both</span> <span m='124780'>remember</span> <span m='125210'>the</span> <span m='125330'>things</span> <span m='125580'>I've</span> <span m='125690'>been</span> <span m='125800'>working</span> <span m='126130'>on</span> <span m='126410'>and</span> <span m='126650'>promote</span> <span m='126940'>myself</span> <span m='127330'>as</span> <span m='127460'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='128120'>I</span> <span m='128229'>think</span> <span m='128479'>the</span> <span m='128590'>second</span> <span m='128960'>key</span> <span m='129130'>decision</span> <span m='129830'>that</span> <span m='129970'>I</span> <span m='130030'>made</span> <span m='130330'>that</span> <span m='130490'>was</span> <span m='130650'>a</span> <span m='130720'>little</span> <span m='130930'>scary</span> <span m='131300'>is</span> <span m='131700'>I</span> <span m='131880'>switched</span> <span m='132340'>jobs</span> <span m='132730'>completely.</span> <span m='133180'>I'd</span> <span m='133350'>been</span> <span m='133500'>working</span> <span m='133820'>as</span> <span m='134020'>an</span> <span m='134410'>end</span> <span m='134570'>user,</span> <span m='134990'>if</span> <span m='135090'>you</span> <span m='135100'>will,</span> <span m='135270'>a</span> <span m='135320'>person</span> <span m='135710'>just</span> <span m='135960'>in</span> <span m='136090'>a</span> <span m='136140'>regular</span> <span m='136460'>company.</span> <span m='136810'>And</span> <span m='136940'>then</span> <span m='137040'>I</span> <span m='137110'>switched</span> <span m='137400'>to</span> <span m='137470'>working</span> <span m='137760'>in</span> <span m='137830'>a</span> <span m='137880'>consulting</span> <span m='138340'>company,</span> <span m='138980'>and</span> <span m='139100'>I</span> <span m='139170'>found</span> <span m='139410'>out</span> <span m='139630'>working</span> <span m='139960'>in</span> <span m='140060'>consulting</span> <span m='140520'>is</span> <span m='140650'>completely</span> <span m='141550'>different</span> <span m='142060'>than</span> <span m='142210'>just</span> <span m='142400'>working</span> <span m='142720'>in</span> <span m='142800'>a</span> <span m='142850'>regular</span> <span m='143190'>job.</span> <span m='143640'>And that</span> <span m='143800'>actually</span> <span m='144220'>ended</span> <span m='144340'>up</span> <span m='144620'>giving</span> <span m='144850'>me</span> <span m='145240'>a</span> <span m='145290'>whole</span> <span m='145560'>lot</span> <span m='145750'>of</span> <span m='145840'>good</span> <span m='146030'>perspective,</span> <span m='146550'>and</span> <span m='146620'>I</span> <span m='146710'>ended</span> <span m='146920'>up</span> <span m='147040'>learning</span> <span m='147350'>a</span> <span m='147410'>ton.</span> </p><p><span m='147760'>So</span> <span m='147990'>I</span> <span m='148100'>think</span> <span m='148310'>if</span> <span m='148410'>you</span> <span m='148520'>do</span> <span m='148670'>have</span> <span m='148890'>the</span> <span m='149020'>opportunity</span> <span m='149660'>to</span> <span m='150070'>switch</span> <span m='150400'>perspectives--</span> <span m='151150'>whether</span> <span m='151430'>that</span> <span m='151610'>means</span> <span m='151890'>changing</span> <span m='152280'>your</span> <span m='152410'>industry,</span> <span m='153340'>or</span> <span m='153480'>changing</span> <span m='153840'>the</span> <span m='153920'>type</span> <span m='154140'>of</span> <span m='154270'>role</span> <span m='154480'>or</span> <span m='154630'>a size</span> <span m='154930'>of</span> <span m='155010'>organization--</span> <span m='155900'>it</span> <span m='156090'>really</span> <span m='156310'>gives</span> <span m='156490'>you</span> <span m='156620'>good</span> <span m='157350'>background</span> <span m='157950'>for</span> <span m='158080'>when</span> <span m='158240'>you</span> <span m='158350'>switch</span> <span m='158620'>roles</span> <span m='158850'>into</span> <span m='159000'>something</span> <span m='159330'>else,</span> <span m='159510'>because</span> <span m='159650'>now</span> <span m='159790'>you</span> <span m='159910'>have</span> <span m='160050'>a</span> <span m='160090'>full</span> <span m='160310'>perspective</span> <span m='160800'>from</span> <span m='160980'>all</span> <span m='161180'>the</span> <span m='161260'>different</span> <span m='161510'>angles.</span> <span m='161910'>And</span> <span m='162120'>I</span> <span m='162270'>think</span> <span m='162470'>those</span> <span m='162690'>two</span> <span m='162830'>things</span> <span m='163120'>have</span> <span m='163160'>made</span> <span m='163340'>a</span> <span m='163380'>big</span> <span m='163570'>difference</span> <span m='163950'>in</span> <span m='164030'>my</span> <span m='164150'>career,</span> <span m='164780'>and</span> <span m='164940'>the</span> <span m='165030'>ability</span> <span m='165430'>that</span> <span m='165560'>I</span> <span m='165640'>have</span> <span m='165910'>to</span> <span m='166020'>move</span> <span m='166120'>around</span> <span m='166460'>now</span> <span m='166670'>than</span> <span m='166850'>I</span> <span m='166950'>would</span> <span m='167170'>have</span> <span m='167270'>had</span> <span m='167460'>if I</span> <span m='167500'>hadn't made</span> <span m='167700'>those</span> <span m='168135'>choices.</span> </p><p><span m='168960'>Marketing</span> <span m='169500'>operations</span> <span m='170050'>manager</span> <span m='170510'>is</span> <span m='170650'>a</span> <span m='170710'>really,</span> <span m='171130'>really</span> <span m='171270'>interesting</span> <span m='171680'>role.</span> <span m='172060'>It's actually</span> <span m='172570'>pretty</span> <span m='173040'>new--</span> <span m='173650'>it</span> <span m='173810'>didn't</span> <span m='174080'>exist</span> <span m='174520'>three</span> <span m='174900'>or</span> <span m='174980'>four</span> <span m='175230'>years</span> <span m='175470'>ago,</span> <span m='175680'>but</span> <span m='175870'>suddenly</span> <span m='176310'>it's</span> <span m='176480'>a</span> <span m='176530'>really,</span> <span m='176950'>really</span> <span m='177090'>busy</span> <span m='177390'>thing.</span> <span m='177940'>These</span> <span m='178120'>are</span> <span m='178180'>the</span> <span m='178270'>people</span> <span m='178550'>that</span> <span m='178650'>are</span> <span m='178740'>helping</span> <span m='179040'>to</span> <span m='179150'>pull</span> <span m='179500'>together</span> <span m='180010'>all</span> <span m='180350'>the</span> <span m='180420'>different</span> <span m='180670'>types</span> <span m='180930'>of</span> <span m='181010'>marketing</span> <span m='181420'>initiatives,</span> <span m='182080'>and</span> <span m='182250'>really</span> <span m='182510'>analyze</span> <span m='183020'>and</span> <span m='183120'>figure</span> <span m='183380'>out</span> <span m='183510'>what</span> <span m='183730'>things</span> <span m='183940'>are</span> <span m='184020'>most</span> <span m='184250'>effective</span> <span m='184700'>for</span> <span m='184910'>the</span> <span m='185020'>company's</span> <span m='185430'>bottom</span> <span m='185690'>line</span> <span m='185880'>and</span> <span m='185990'>the</span> <span m='186060'>company</span> <span m='186380'>making</span> <span m='186680'>money.</span> <span m='187100'>So</span> <span m='187220'>this</span> <span m='187390'>role's</span> <span m='187620'>becoming</span> <span m='187960'>increasingly</span> <span m='188520'>critical</span> <span m='189190'>in</span> <span m='189360'>companies</span> <span m='189760'>of</span> <span m='189870'>all</span> <span m='190080'>sizes.</span> </p><p><span m='190830'>Work/life</span> <span m='191280'>balance</span> <span m='191650'>is</span> <span m='191720'>a</span> <span m='191790'>really,</span> <span m='192170'>really</span> <span m='192340'>important</span> <span m='192790'>thing.</span> <span m='193080'>And</span> <span m='193190'>one</span> <span m='193350'>of</span> <span m='193440'>the</span> <span m='193550'>reasons</span> <span m='193900'>that</span> <span m='194020'>I shifted</span> <span m='194290'>jobs</span> <span m='194720'>recently</span> <span m='195450'>is</span> <span m='195590'>because</span> <span m='195870'>my</span> <span m='195990'>work/life</span> <span m='196590'>balance</span> <span m='196980'>was</span> <span m='197100'>getting</span> <span m='197390'>out</span> <span m='197520'>of</span> <span m='197580'>balance,</span> <span m='198210'>and</span> <span m='198380'>I</span> <span m='198450'>was</span> <span m='198580'>spending</span> <span m='198870'>a</span> <span m='198940'>little</span> <span m='199290'>too</span> <span m='199540'>much</span> <span m='199750'>time</span> <span m='200030'>working</span> <span m='200540'>and</span> <span m='200660'>not</span> <span m='200870'>enough</span> <span m='201090'>time</span> <span m='201770'>not</span> <span m='202030'>working.</span> <span m='202410'>So</span> <span m='202560'>right</span> <span m='202730'>now</span> <span m='202880'>my</span> <span m='203000'>work/life</span> <span m='203400'>balance</span> <span m='203760'>is</span> <span m='203880'>pretty</span> <span m='204100'>good.</span> </p><p><span m='204510'>I</span> <span m='204630'>do</span> <span m='204780'>have</span> <span m='204970'>a</span> <span m='205000'>bit</span> <span m='205170'>of</span> <span m='205290'>a</span> <span m='205340'>commute.</span> <span m='205470'>I</span> <span m='205810'>drive</span> <span m='206080'>to</span> <span m='206190'>work</span> <span m='206380'>every</span> <span m='206600'>day</span> <span m='206830'>from</span> <span m='207060'>Oakland to</span> <span m='207530'>San</span> <span m='207700'>Mateo,</span> <span m='208080'>so</span> <span m='208200'>that</span> <span m='208370'>takes</span> <span m='208590'>about</span> <span m='208810'>45</span> <span m='209280'>minutes</span> <span m='209580'>each</span> <span m='209770'>way.</span> <span m='210510'>But</span> <span m='210920'>my</span> <span m='211100'>job</span> <span m='211400'>is</span> <span m='211530'>not</span> <span m='211740'>so</span> <span m='211860'>stressful--</span> <span m='212390'>I</span> <span m='212480'>can</span> <span m='212700'>fit</span> <span m='212910'>most</span> <span m='213140'>of</span> <span m='213180'>the</span> <span m='213260'>things</span> <span m='213470'>I</span> <span m='213560'>need</span> <span m='213740'>to</span> <span m='213810'>do</span> <span m='214060'>during</span> <span m='214310'>the</span> <span m='214380'>day</span> <span m='214520'>at</span> <span m='214640'>work,</span> <span m='214900'>and</span> <span m='215010'>when</span> <span m='215100'>I</span> <span m='215180'>get</span> <span m='215330'>home</span> <span m='215550'>I</span> <span m='215620'>can</span> <span m='215840'>put</span> <span m='216090'>my</span> <span m='216210'>work</span> <span m='216440'>away</span> <span m='216880'>except</span> <span m='216990'>for</span> <span m='217420'>checking</span> <span m='217750'>emails</span> <span m='218040'>or</span> <span m='218110'>something</span> <span m='218390'>occasionally.</span> <span m='219130'>So</span> <span m='219260'>I</span> <span m='219350'>have</span> <span m='219530'>time</span> <span m='219880'>to</span> <span m='220390'>do</span> <span m='220500'>the</span> <span m='220590'>stuff</span> <span m='220810'>I</span> <span m='220900'>like.</span> </p>","file":{"id":356987,"video_id":"3217915978001","name":"2023-Jame-p-MarkingOpsManager2 In-depth","duration":221681,"thumbnail_url":null}});