From the Desk of Bridget Bethel
ELITeXPO Freight Operations
As a new employee to ELITeXPO, the work has been challenging, yet rewarding. I donâ€™t have prior experience in the freight forwarding or trade show industries, so I am looking forward to both personal and professional growth in both areas.
My first week of training was overwhelming, to
say the least. There is so much to learn! At the end of the day, I wondered if
I could perform the job duties that were assigned to me. I told myself that
with a new job, comes new challenges, and that I would do my best to be the
best that I could be. I have a willingness to learn and a strong work ethic and
I knew that I will do great things here.
As I have now put the first few weeks of work
behind me, I am excited to find that things are starting to make sense. My
co-workers have been great with showing me the ins and outs of moving freight.
I can even have an actual conversation and know what it means to say that the
shipment will need a two-man, inside, liftgate delivery. Iâ€™m learning more
about the trade show side of things just by listening to everyone talking about
the various shipments going into each event and all of the various issues that
we run into. Everything changes with a show, all the time. You can schedule a
driver at a certain time but the showâ€™s move-out times can change and
everything has to be re-scheduled and drivers notified and systems updated.
It’s also been fun getting to know my co-workers.
Thereâ€™s a monthly celebration where everyone in the office gets together and
the company treats us to lunch. Working for a company where they play Bingo
through an instant messaging app is definitely unique.
Iâ€™m looking forward to my future with ELITeXPO
and the opportunities to come.