Difficult but rewarding job
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Montgomery, IL – February 4, 2016
A typical day at Eby Brown was hard and often long, never less than 10 hour shifts. When I first was promoted to supervisor of the juice department, I found it a little bit difficult to communicate with my crew, mostly because they were much older than me. They were not so willing to take orders from me, a 19 year old at the time. This environment taught me how to be patient but also how to speak as an authority, not as another co-worker. By the time I had moved to the dock to become the supervisor, I was able to incorporate my natural skills of being a leader and be confident about the decisions I made. I used these abilities to communicate with my co-workers, management, other supervisors from other departments, and drivers to ensure trucks were being loaded efficiently. the hardest part of the job was the 12 hour shifts on the dock, but the most rewarding aspect of it was that at the end of the day we, as a team, with me at the lead were able to complete another day with success.
good people and managment, occasionally free lunch, break room
long hours and abnormal break times