A Day in the Life of a Business Services Manager at Carpenter Box
My name is Junaid Jaffar and I have been a Manager at the Carpenter Box Chichester office for nearly six months. Join me for a glimpse into a typical day in my life as a Business Services Group (BSG) Manager at Carpenter Box. While every day offers its unique challenges and rewards, I’ll walk you through a representative day that showcases my work routine, family time, and commitment to personal well-being, including the days when I work from home.
Rise and Shine
Firstly, the day begins at 7:00 A.M. I kickstart my morning with a brief moment of reflection to set a positive tone. After that, I follow my usual morning routine, which includes a hearty breakfast shared with my wife. We cherish this time together before the workday begins.
By 9:00 A.M., I arrive at the Chichester office, taking full advantage of Carpenter Box’s flexible working policy. This allows me to avoid the rush-hour traffic and start the day fresh. On days when I work from home, I begin my day by logging into our secure remote system, ensuring a seamless transition from the comfort of my home office. I greet colleagues who are early birds like me and settle down at my dedicated desk to tackle the day’s tasks.
Lunch and a Stroll
Following a productive morning, it’s time for a well-deserved break. I bring lunch from home, thoughtfully prepared by my wife. After enjoying this homemade treat, I take a leisurely stroll in the charming Chichester town centre, which is conveniently just minutes away from the office. On my work-from-home days, I relish the opportunity to savour a home-cooked meal in the comfort of my own space and take a relaxing stroll in my local neighbourhood.
Nurturing Talent and Efficiency
As the manager of the Business Services Group, my afternoons are often spent guiding and reviewing the work of our talented trainees and juniors. I take pride in ensuring they have the support they need to excel and deliver high-quality service to our clients, whether I’m in the office or working remotely. On remote workdays, I leverage technology to conduct virtual meetings, offer guidance, and maintain our team’s cohesion.
Wrapping Up the Workday
As the clock strikes 5:00 P.M., I conclude my workday at the office or from my home office. With my responsibilities fulfilled, I head home to cherish quality time with my family. My wife and I often indulge in special evenings, enjoying fancy dinners at our favourite restaurants or catching the latest movies at the cinema. These moments allow us to relax, unwind, and strengthen our bond.
In addition to these enjoyable activities, I make it a point to engage in some exercise or a visit to the gym to stay active and maintain my well-being. Overall, this commitment to a balanced lifestyle extends seamlessly into my work-from-home routine. Furthermore, I remain dedicated to continuous professional development, ensuring that I stay up-to-date with industry trends and regulations, both at work and in the comfort of my home.