Morgan here, writing from Apex Supply in Lithia Springs, Georgia! I am now three weeks into my training, and I am loving every minute of it! The people I work with are awesome, and they happily welcomed me with open arms. Everyone has been very helpful. I just so happened to start during inventory week, so that was a slight challenge, but it was definitely a valuable learning experience. It helped me learn what some of the products are, what they are used for, and it showed me where those products are located. I also got to meet some of the other Profit Center Managers and Trainees who came to help out, so that was pretty cool. Even though it was hard work, I am really glad that I got to experience inventory week.
After inventory was over, I started training in the warehouse, where I will be for the next couple of months. Right now I am learning how to pick orders for customers, and the proper steps for shipping and receiving inventory. I will be completing my forklift safety training this week (which I am very excited to do) so I can start operating the forklift. We have been getting truckloads of products in order to stock up for the busy summer months, so once I am forklift certified, I will be able to help load and unload the trucks. We are also currently working on painting some new yellow safety lines on the warehouse floor. The lines are supposed to help the forklift operators stay within a safe distance from the warehouse shelving units. It is really important to have these lines clearly visible to reduce the chance of having an accident. Remember: SAFETY FIRST!!! The lines also bring some aesthetic appeal to the warehouse. Prepping the floor was a tedious task, but it is definitely worth it in order to have nice, straight, safe lines. This is me showing off our hard work. Looks good, huh? So all in all, training is going great. I am starting to get the hang of things around here, but I definitely have a lot more to learn! I will keep you guys posted on how things are going. Be safe everyone, and thanks for reading!