Pros: Good hours, Monday to Friday job, Allowed to work fairly independantly, very good co-workers and store managers.
Cons: Very understaffed and very low pay with not much chance for any advancement.
As the warehouse manager my typical day included getting to work before anybody else to open, unlock the doors and gates, inspect and start all 3 delivery trucks and both forklifts. I'd then go over the schedule for all outgoing delivery's for the day and ensure they have been picked and are ready to go. Throughout the day I would ensure the safe unloading of all incoming delivery trucks, completion of all receipts using the online tools, preparation of upcoming delivery's for later in the day or later in the week, and overall safe operations of all warehouse activities. I learned that the key to enjoying your job is to have a really good working relationship with your fellow co-workers. If the camaraderie is good it makes the work day very enjoyable. The management was really good, and very approachable, and my co-workers were very easy to work with. The hardest part of my job was being understaffed. As the warehouse manager, continually losing the few yard staff I did have to other priorities within the main store which, in the end, left me with no yard staff and lots of work to get done. The most enjoyable part was definitely the people I worked with and the overall flow to working outside with the constant action of outgoing and incoming trucks.