In a typical work setting, storage and transportation managers:
- Have a high level of social contact. They spend a lot of time talking to coworkers and the public.
- Are greatly responsible for the work done by the employees they supervise.
- Are greatly responsible for the health and safety of their staff.
- Often deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people.
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- Are often placed in conflict situations during negotiations.
- Communicate with coworkers and the public daily by telephone, e-mail, or in person.
- Write letters and memos on a weekly basis.
- Work in a group or as part of a team.
Physical Work Conditions
- Often work in indoor environments that do not have heat or air conditioning, such as a warehouse. They may occasionally work outdoors.
- Often wear safety attire when in a warehouse, such as hard hats.
- Work somewhat close to other people, such as when sharing office space.
- May be exposed to loud or distracting sounds or noise levels.
- Must be exact in their work. Errors could seriously endanger workers.
- Must repeat the same activities.
- Make decisions on a daily basis that strongly impact coworkers and the public. They rarely consult with other managers before making decisions.
- Rarely meet with other managers before setting tasks and goals for the day.
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- Are moderately competitive with other storage and transportation companies.
- Must meet strict deadlines on a daily basis.
- Generally have a set schedule each week.
- Usually work more than 40 hours a week.