Thanks for the thoughts. It is great to work together on whatever is ahead!
There are a lot of people at Western Paper, and we all hope that they are working together. Sometimes that is easier to see than others.
The thing to remember is that individual results, as well as team productivity, are all important, and help to support each other and the company is we continue to grow and succeed.
It is clear that the environment at Western Paper was not one that you enjoyed, and I'm sorry to hear that.
As any potential team member considers Western Paper, or another company, it is imperative that you screen the company while they are screening you. At Western Paper, we are looking for a people that bring the right attitude, skills, and approach to the job. Similarly, it is important for you to validate that your employer/future employer provides a work environment that you will enjoy. No one wants you to not enjoy coming to work, or to not enjoy interacting with other team members or managers.
In your search for a future employer, I hope that you are able to find an atmosphere that better fits what you are looking for in an employer.
Building a team, especially from the ground up, can be so rewarding! AND it can be rewarding to be a part of a team that continues to grow, after over 40 years! I appreciate the service that you provided as you helped us launch in ABQ, and look forward to years of success in ABQ, and other markets in the future!
Western Paper is a GREAT place to start your career, and hopefully build your career over the next few years. We work to promote from within because current team members already know about the company and industry when they promote.
As far as hiring just about anyone, I think you'll find that we are pretty selective. But once you get in the door, I think you'll love it here!
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Western Paper.
As with any organization, we have areas to improve in, and we rely on our team members to help us improve by doing a great job, making suggestions on how to get better, and building relationships with their team members to make work fun AND productive.
I wish you the best in your future.
Western Paper is a great place to build some skills, and we hope that you will use those skills at Western Paper, but we also understand that sometimes we will help you prepare for another company. And when that happens, we always wish you the best for the next chapter of your career.
Part of accepting a job is making sure the company is a good fit for you, just like the company works to make sure you are a good fit for the company. And sometimes that doesn't work out.
I agree that the CEO is a great guy, and we work hard to make the company a great place to work, in all departments. I'm sorry your experience wasn't as positive as we would like.
Of course, as these things come up, one of the most important things you can do is to reach out to your manager or another leader at the company to help address or help you navigate whatever challenges you are experiencing. I hope that your next position is a better experience for you.