Port services in Baltimore, Norfolk and Savannah
Dispatch Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hanover, MD – February 19, 2018
My day involved dispatching and continuous movement of 9 drivers throughout the southeastern region centered around Savannah GA. I was also dispatching 3 drivers from the Norfolk VA area, into the middle of the country, and back again. I learned how to deal with 12 different personalities, work ethics and motivations for each of them. One day, while my car was in the shop, I was still able to maintain their routes, using only my phone and knowledge of the areas where the drivers went. Management was mostly non-existent, my immediate supervisor would put his feet on his desk and sleep most of the day. His boss allowed it. The hardest part of the job was getting recognition from my boss. The best part was getting the drivers to / from their respective terminals on a weekly basis and servicing the customers.
Management mostly non-existent, coworkers doing nothing most of the day, No chance for advancement