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I'm an obsessed perfectionist who learned from early on, through much trial and error, to manage both difficult and great people.

Background Information

I have a BBA degree in finance (minor in Economics) from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

I have been a manager for the Postal Service since 1990, working in various capacities with many different groups of people.  These include:

  • Postmaster
  • Supervisor, Distribution Operations
  • Customer Services Supervisor
  • Operations Support
  • Plant Manager

During this same time, I worked as a tax professional for H & R Block.  Currently, I work in as the marketing/tax partner/copywriter for Fishing Webmaster, LLC (web development specialists).  Prior to my employment with the Postal Service I had also worked as a crew leader for teenagers. 

Committees:  Labor-Management, Contract Negotiations (two unions over two contracts), Ideas Committee, Management Operations Data Systems, Safety-Health, Breakthrough-Productivity Coordinator, Program Evaluation Guide (Emergency Preparedness)

Courses/Training:  Affirmative Action, Sexual Harassment, Injury Compensation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Labor Relations, Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunities, Violence in the Workplace, Managing Performance and Conflict Resolution, Corporate Messaging, Process Management, Safety Training Observation Program, Highway Contract Route Management, Rural Route Management, and Powerlift.  Trained in copywriting through AWAI.

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Awards/Recognition: Commendation letter for professionalism and contributions to automation. Special Achievement Award for management skills. SPOT award for achievements in Operations Support. Special Achievement Award for contributions to processing operations.

Additional Information

Team manager for Destination Imagination teams for four years. If you think managing adults are hard, try a bunch of creative elementary and high school students. There's a reason we love our teachers! I've also published "Gorgo, A Visitor Alien" and a chapbook of poems, "Sweet Somethings." Currently working on a comedy and SEO book.

Contact Information

ESKO MN 55733   USA
Contact Author: Marvin D Pirila

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