As a dispatcher, I was responsible for keeping the 40 drivers working every day, taking calls to determine needs and making the schedule to deliver on time for every job. The satisfaction was felt every time I passed by a project that I sent material to, and being able to say I had a part in that, as when driving on the freeway and claiming that it is mine. The challenges came when mistakes are made by our office or the customer and trying to "find a home" for load(s), and making it work, to avoid or alleviate losses. Those days happened not very often, but when they did, it was those opportunities that showed what our office was able to accomplish under stress and with a goal to reach. I enjoyed my time with Palomar Transit Mix, the division of Vulcan that was my assignment for seven years, and the new challenges that I received when moved to the Vulcan Asphalt plant after a staff reduction process. The fact they kept me, finding me another assignment, told me they appreciated the dedication and hard work that I gave to them over those years. I thank them for that opportunity and found them to be fair, even during the downturn in the economy forced a second staff reduction that finally ended my time with the company.
Fair, Honest Management
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