Congratulations, you've been placed on assignment! To help you start off on the right foot, here are some great tips from our supervisors as well as associates like you.
There's no such thing as a stupid question. As a new team member, you will have a lot of information thrown at you very fast. Don't hesitate to speak up if you need something explained or repeated. Team members and leaders will be delighted to help, because when you succeed at your new tasks you make them look good too.
Aim to arrive early.
If you give yourself only the minimum amount of time to get to work, the least little thing that goes wrong will make you late. One associate we know goes by the clock on her kitchen wall which is set 10 minutes fast. She says this saves her from having to calculate extra time allowances.
Have a transportation backup plan ... or two.
Cars can refuse to start. Carpool buddies can let you down. Don't wait until you're in panic mode to come up with an emergency plan, such as a current bus schedule or Uber's phone number.
Put comfort before beauty.
Nothing drains your energy like being uncomfortable while working, especially if your job is physically demanding. Top priority is comfortable shoes. Many of our warehouse associates swear by athletic shoes engineered for walking, with gel insoles added for extra cushioning.
The people you work with can be a fantastic support system, not only in showing you the ropes but in helping out when the going gets tough. Just make sure the friendship is a two-way street by offering help as often as you receive it.
Respond positively to feedback.
Most companies and team leaders have procedures in place to periodically let you know how you're performing. Whatever they say, good or bad, respond that you will try (even more) to up your game. This can-do attitude makes a great impression. Plus, it just might inspire you to exceed your own expectations!