It’s their job: Office manager works her way up

Deanna Banister is office manager at the Office Center Inc. She is originally from Clovis, but she has lived in Portales for 15 years. She is married and has two children.

How long have you been at this job? I have been with the business almost 12 years.

Why did you choose this job? My children were young at the time, and I was looking for a Monday through Friday job that would only require me to work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A clerk position came open here, and I took the job.

Did you have to have any training for this job? Well, since I started out as a clerk, I had to work my way up. I learned about the products and the sales. I’ve had to train on three different computer software systems.

What does your job entail? I handle accounts receivable, accounts payable, service contract work, filing, mailing statements and basically all normal clerical work.

What is a typical day like for you? I stay pretty busy through the day. I process orders and call and get meters. I post payments and answer the phones. It’s basically the same things every day.

What do you enjoy most about your job? I really enjoy the people I work with and all of the customers.