Pros: Food provided during long sorts or meetings, strong sense of teamwork between employees, affordable benefits
Cons: Extremely long shifts in excess of 14 hours during peak months.
A typical day consists of managing a nightly package transport operation with an average of 11 unionized employees. While the basis of the operation is consistent, management is often challenged by outside circumstances (weather, staffing, operational malfunctions) to quickly and accurately send all packages to the correct destinations.
Very good source of experience for those who are new to management. The employees can be challenging, and the environment can get tense in high stress situations.
Upper management is mostly supportive of lower management goals and obstacles.
Your co-workers are the most enjoyable aspect of the job. The warehouse setting allows for a more relaxed attitude, and all co-workers become your friends and teammates.
The most difficult part of this job is an excess of nightly paperwork and maintaining employee certification compliance. The union employees experience a rapid turnover rate and it can become difficult to manage all training and certification compliance regulations.
The most enjoyable part of the job is mastering a particularly difficult area. Lining out an area of operation that has been struggling on a nightly basis is very rewarding.