June was definitely a huge transition month for me. I just finished my first month here at my new training site in Ocala. The majority of the past few weeks have been spent learning about the operational functions within my new profit center. There’s a huge difference between an RF environment which I came from in Orlando to a traditional, non-RF environment here in Ocala.
This past month I’ve also spent quite a bit of time in the warehouse and the counter. I’ve been doing my best to become familiar with the products we stock and also learn customers’ names and faces. The employees and my new mentor have been very helpful in bringing me up to speed and I love it here already. My primary goal has not only been to learn as much about our customers, but also to work hard and show the people here that I’m a part of the team.
There are some pretty drastic differences between the Orlando and Ocala markets. Our customers here are laid back and a ton of fun. They call Ocala “horse country”! There’s a lot of farmland, BBQ, and it’s definitely the horse capital of the world. Being the southern girl that I am, I can’t wait to do some fishing with my co-workers soon!
On a personal note, the FIFA World Cup has consumed my life for the past month and has been a heck of a tournament. Now that I’ve transitioned from a player to a referee, I’ve been very critical of some of the controversial decisions so far. I’m so sad that it’s coming to an end soon, but I’ve definitely enjoyed watching every match!