I Survived My First Week!
If you read our blog, like us on FaceBook or follow us on Twitter, you know that I am new to the Storage Solutions team, and as of today, I have officially been here for one whole week!
What a week it has been…
I’ve been introduced to beams, uprights, wire decking and so much more. I have learned a lot, but I still have a way to go. Not only am I new to SSI, I am new to the material handling industry; my previous experience being in law!
I am going to compare it to the first day of second grade in a foreign, non-English speaking country (a little dramatic, but bare with me). You’re not really sure what to expect since your first two years of schooling were spent in an English speaking country. You rocked the alphabet and passed kindergarten (graduated college, got a degree), you made it through first grade and are a strong reader (got your first job and gained some useful experience), and then you arrive at second grade in a FOREIGN COUNTRY (new job, new industry). You have a decent understanding of how a classroom works and being a strong reader is helpful, but learning a new language is hard!
You have amazing classmates and a patient teacher that are there to help make the transition as smooth as possible. They offer you quick tips on learning the new language and pass along resources that make the new classroom less intimidating.
That is exactly what it has been like for me at Storage Solutions. The other employees have been so welcoming and helpful; believe me, I’ve had loads of questions!
Even after a week, I know my decision to come to Storage Solutions was the right one. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by kind, hard working people, and have a strong company at the base of it all.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining our ever growing team, visit our careers page and submit an application. We are always looking to add quality people to our team!