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I was contacted by an executive search firm put together by the San Mateo County and through an interview process was of course selected as the General Manager. The intent of the count was ti hire a professional in the industry to hire and train a staff that would be content and share in my/their vision for the facility and campus. We accomplished this, improved the overall curb appeal of the
staff , increased revenues and decreased overall expenses which built our reserves since we received no operating subsidy. We improved all operations, catering/concessions, successful in booking high profile events such as major companies in silicon valley, San Francisco, regional and some national conferences and conventions. By 2016 we created a campus that was a park like setting, new and improved facilities, plus necessary services to draw additional high profile business to the SMCEC.

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We received 1 day a week (with what a recall) with a 200 hour maximum.

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9 with a one hour unpaid lunch

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40 hours a week, sometimes need to work overtime especially close to fiscal year end

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Relaxed most times but can be very busy especially on the end of the month days.

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They mostly asked questions about employee interaction, Skills experience was also asked about with demonstrative hands on tests.

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I reported to the Board President that changed every year or two. Therefore, I spent time with each to discuss the overall operations of the SMCEC, our plans for the future, necessary improvements, plans for expansion and the attraction of new events. They were all very interested in learning the business and had very good ideas for the SMCEC as well. We (along with other board members and committees) worked with county officials to succeed in our goals.

To no fault of anyone, it is difficult to serve as a board president for only a year or two - this is a position that should have a tenure of three years to better succeed in the overall success of the SMCEC.

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Lack of communication, wrongful termination, and a non-healthy work environment.

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You have to know someone for a referral.

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