2012 - 2014
Working at Backcountry was a dream come true. I had lots of friends who worked there and they told me a number of great stories that really piqued my interest. So I applied and ultimately got hired (obviously). It's hard to sum up what I learned at Backcountry because I learned so much during my time there. I had a unique opportunity to learn a lot more than what was in the job description. It was at Backcountry that I really became who I am today and determined my values and goals in life.
JOB DESCRIPTION (the generic stuff)
I was the weekend inventory supervisor, which supervised over two shifts of workers. One was the the weekend team that worked Saturday-Tueday, and was responsible for keeping the building running on the weekends and helped where needed on other days. The other shift was outbound, responsible for picking and shipping merchandise to customers. This position required me to work closely with employees, track metrics, manage schedules, and help improve overall process in the building.
THINGS I DID AND LEARNED
I was given the opportunity to take on some of the responsibilities of a manger as there was a transition period between managers. This helped me learn more about dealing with employees, learning good ways to motivate rather than incentivize. Proper ways to discipline and set expectations. Like I mentioned in the summary this is where I really learned about myself and what I wanted to get out of my career and the principles I felt were most important to my success.