busy challenging and stimulating
storeman (Former Employee) – Manly, N – 12 June 2014
Days would begin with unloading of furniture trucks from different companies, couches, beds, tables, etc. Everything would be checked against shipping documents, also for defects, colours, etc. stock would be placed in their allotted spots. customers would be served as most customers would pick up their own items, eg flat pack kits. Orders for delivery would be picked and prepared by about 3pm. The importance of organisation and proper care to the details is the most obvious thing I learned. management was tiered and almost everybody had some management duties, ie on weekends I was the team leader for my shift. In the warehouse we had 4 team members we worked as a team, cohesively for the most part, so much so that I still have friends that were former colleagues. The hardest part of the job were the mornings, with up to 6 trucks unloading one after the other, and all hands on deck just to unload them, and check off, the loading bay area would become overloaded. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the level of fitness I achieved during this time, also most of us would go surfing before and after work.
fitness, friendship, developing interest in furniture making
sometimes when things were slow, warehouse would seem a bit small