How long have you worked at QBS and what is your role (please give a brief description of what you do in your role)? I started at QBS in October 2019 as a Payroll Specialist. I am essentially a liaison between the client and company and assist with anything payroll-related: processing payrolls, new hires, terminations, verifications of employment, and anything else the client may need.
What’s your favorite part of your job? Definitely my co-workers. They are some of the best people I have met and are able to assist me with any problem/situation I am going through. Oh, and also Ruby (QBS’ resident cat).
What is one of the biggest challenges you face in your role? There are a lot of payroll-related laws that are changing — especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being on top of that is essential in making sure that the client’s needs are met. Additionally, the weather can create significant challenges when it comes to payroll! When faced with snow and fog, shipping providers (like FedEx) experience delays, which is definitely a big issue when it comes to people getting paid on time.
What makes QBS different/unique from other places you’ve worked? It’s an old barn and there are horses and a donkey (which I thought was a mini horse like Lil’ Sebastian for the first three months until I learned otherwise) so that’s very different from the usual office setting I’ve been in. But also everyone really tries to help out as best as they can to assist with any problem that arises.
What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t doing this? My dream career is to have a lot of land and go to the animal shelter and adopt all the senior dogs and cats and just let them have a place to live and know they are wanted.
What’s one interesting fact about you that we may not know? I graduated from Clemson with a degree in Recreation, then worked as a camp counselor for six years. I initially thought I wanted to be a camp director, that is until I had to spend 3 months in the 100+ degree weather… which made me realize that I needed some air-conditioning in my life.
Anything else you’d like to share? (Family, Hobbies, etc.?) My hobbies include Netflix binging, going to Target and TJ Maxx and buying things I don’t need, bowling, tailgating for Clemson football + baseball games (Go Tigers!), and Atlanta Braves baseball.