Movers & Shakers – Larissa Marris

August 3, 2001

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Name Larissa Marris

Occupation/Title Project Manager/ Producer, BuzzCity Australia

Company/Organisation WSA Online

State NSW

Age 32

Star sign Virgo

Describe a typical day?.

I get up and play with my cat for a while, have breakfast and head into work for about 8.30am. The first thing I do is read my emails, check the BuzzCity site for any technical problems. Being Producer of the BuzzCity site involves writing scripts and finding new sections on our Partner sites with really good content that we can promote for them. I spend about 40% of my time each week committed to this job. The rest of my time is spent on the WSA Online Project Management team for Internet development projects. A project manager is the key liaison person between the client and our production team and is responsible for making sure the jobs we do come in on time and in budget. Work usually finishes around 6.30ish when I head home or catch up with friends; go to the movies, or to dinner. Then it’s home to bed for a brain-rest ’till tomorrow!

What’s the best part of the job? I think I’d have to say it’s mostly communication. I work with great people who are all really committed to their work and always have lots of ideas and skills. I also really enjoy the client contact – and that feeling of achievement when we have a site go live!.

What’s the worst part of the job? This would probably be juggling multiple tasks all the time – but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing as I always like a challenge and would much rather be busy than waiting for things to happen around me. It would be safe to say that the long hours are pretty hard work.

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