Fun place to work back in the day (1985)
Lead Purchasing Secretary (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 14, 2017
Started out as a temp (secretary) then hired full time in the Purchasing Department. Worked for manager, as well as 4 purchasing agents in Philadelphia, PA. No prior construction experience but had a lot of on the job training. No one was fearful of job security so they taught you everything they possibly could. After a few years, I was the Lead Secretary. I basically could do the job blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back, so to speak. Also, awarded a plaque for Secretay of the Year at the annual company dinner. Was there 9.5 years and would have stayed, but management in front offices changed, egos clashed, departmental changes, etc. They shutdown the Purchasing Doartment, supposedly because it was no longer functionable, I think they wanted all to be done on the various job sites. They told me I was going to Estimating and I had no choice in the matter. Didn't care for estimating manager at all, so I moved on to another company.
Friendly atmosphere, learned a lot
Clashing managerial egos, no choice given in dept transfer