WAOC on the Road – Discussing & Sharing a few First Steps into the Lead and Supervisor Roles

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And another great week is upon us here at Warehouse and Operations as a Career!  Marty with you again and WAOC is on the road this week, a bit farther north than you’ll typically find me but what great weather up here in Pennsylvania.  I’m quite the warm weather soul but I have to admit these 50 and 60 degree days are really nice and this is some beautiful country, being the fall season with the leaves turning, cool mornings and great people I can see the appeal.  I’m traveling with John, a quick business trip and taking the opportunity to visit with Rodrigo and Joe today, there working together on a project up here for a week or so.

Welcome to WAOC today Gentlemen, we’ll I guess I should say this evening as we’ve kind of gathered in the Hotel lobby.  Thanks for coming down and talking with us!

Rodrigo –

Joe –

We’ve be discussing that step into management, specifically the Lead and Supervisors rolls recently and  I love all the questions and thoughts being sent in, there’s a lot of excitement and interest in advancing our careers out there, kind of inspiring to an old Op’s guy like me!

One concern I’ve heard several time’s is along the lines of or regarding pay.  When talking about salary vs hourly, yep, in some instances we could see a difference in our weekly paycheck, overtime can play a part when we’re coming off the clock.  As we’ve learned there’s a lot of different pay structures, hourly, pieces pay, case pay, best between pay, project pay, exempt and non-exempt salary etc.  Each state or your community rules and laws can be different and I’m sure there’s some none of us have even heard of as well.

I know for me, when I was first offered an exempt position I was very hesitant.  I was working the warehouse side of Inventory Control, working with inventory reports and receiving product into the systems, checking or verifying the selection shorts and misships and doing a little driver check in and returns also.  This was a day job, I’d been doing it about 2 years, before this I had come from the night shift as an order selector primarily but I was fortunate enough to get to mix in some sit down lift driving and High Rise or cherry picker work as well.  So I had grown quite accustom to those 45 to 55 hour checks, sometimes even more, sometimes to many.  I’m glad I  someone to coach me or push me into it as it worked out, I loved the job and it did pay off at the end of the year earnings wise.  It’s something to learn, we need to understand it and make it advantageous for us.

Did ya’ll have any concerns coming off hourly and into that first salary position?

Joe –

Rodrigo –

It was great visiting with ya’ll this evening, we appreciate you taking time out to share with our WAOC listeners and best of luck on your project up here!

Rodrigo –

Joe –

As always I want to thank you our listeners for checking in, remember you can reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook @whseandops and email us host@warehouseandoperationsasacareer.com with any questions, thoughts or suggestions!

Joe, being our WAOC visiting CSHO would you like to wrap us up with our ending Safety Thought Sir?

Joe –

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