Extremely Productive and Challenging work place; Room for Advancement
A typical day at work starts at 5:30 AM and ends between 5 and 6 PM. We open the doors to a flood of customers rushing to the counter, and in turn, have to get the trucks out for the days deliveries while managing the counter rush and phone calls. This continues throughout the day with a large amount of counter sales, phone calls, and truck deliveries that are time sensitive. We continually talk to vendors throughout the day as well, gaining knowledge on pricing and availability. Furthermore, we communicate among the branches in the Baltimore/Washington market to coordinate the most efficient way to get the customer their product.
My coworkers and I are very close, and must work in unison to get the job done. We are extremely fast paced, and must rely on one another to get the job done. Without teamwork, there is just no way that we could accomplish the amount of work that is needed to be done in the allotted time period.
The hardest part of the job is keeping up with the demand of the customers. Their is no time for breaks, or even lunches! Also, I find it challenging to make sure everyone is staying on top of their tasks to keep the branch running at an optimal efficiency.
The most enjoyable part of the job is getting a thank you from a customer or a manager. Although it does not happen everyday, it really makes you appreciate the work you have done. Also, this can further the bonds between you and your customers and generally leads to greater profits in the future.
Challenging, Fast Paced, Self-management based atmosphere
Frequent re-locations, no lunch breaks