Pros: acknowlegement, recognition and compensation for my work
Cons: hinderance and delays beyond my control to find, fix and deter problems
My job was always a challenge. From day to day there were always mistakes to be found from mislocated stock to missed items on the inventory cycle counts. Part of my responsibility was to catch the mistakes, correct them, and take appropriate actions to create / establish better inventory control measures.
I was a dedicated employee for 29 years. I began as a stock clerk, and worked my way up to inventory control specialist. After 29 years, the company required downsizing and out of 50 employees, I was the 7th remaining warehouse employee prior to being laid off.
The hardest part of my job was trying to locate misplaced products stocked incorrectly and inventory data entered inaccurately into the inventory control system. This was just the beginning of the problem, because first discovering where the problem actually began, who was responsible and how to correct it were all factors.
I also was responsible for adjusting the inventory counts in the system, and coordinating the inventory issues with the vendors.
The most enjoyable aspect of my job was being approached by upper mgmt. for my input on various situations. I was also able to travel to Florida, Louisville, Kansas City, and other regional distribution centers to provide my input on how to better organize a more efficient inventory control system at their facilities.
My biggest disappointment was being let go after giving 29 years service. Especially, now that I am over 50 yrs. old, the job market is not where it should be and I am struggling to find any work.