I loved my job, although it was a challedge most day. I liked to look at them as new opportunities.
Pros: Looked forward to going to work for another day of opportunities. Free pizza lunch with salad, soda and desserts, Vendor / Wholesaler holiday dinners and lunches, Working remote from home on snowy days that made my life much more bearable.
Cons: Before we were to work remote from home the long misriable drive back and forth, 50 miles round trip. 3 hours to get back home after work.
I enjoyed my 13 years with Boise Cascade / OfficeMax and Office Depot very much. I gained so much understanding and knowledge about our business, system programs and operations from management, IT, our Wholesaler's and 3rd Party vendor's and coworkers daily For which I'm very thankful and I remain friends with many of them even after the office closing in Naperville.
The hardest part of my job was managing the price changes each quarter, but I always beat APR deadline for our Itemfile and Data Integrity teams.
Celebrating coworkers birthday's and the occasional food days were always the most enjoyable part of working