I didn't really have much interest in becoming a lead or supervisor when I first started working as an order selector at Dot a little more than six years ago. But, after the birth of my daughter, I started looking at ways I could better myself for her.
I started concentrating on being a better employee and doing what was right, instead of just getting me out the door with a paycheck. After two years as an order selector, I became a warehouse lead and started working with the warehouse manager to develop a personal development plan to get me ready for the next steps in my career. My PDP helped me focus in on what I wanted to achieve, and I became a supervisor three years later.
There are a lot of warehouses in this area of Maryland, and I've pretty much worked at all of them. When I came to Dot I realized, if I was going to make a career in warehousing, this was the place I was going to do it. It's hard to explain, but you're treated more like a person than a number to get the job done.
Now, I've started taking college classes and am looking to continue my Dot career even further.