Transportation Coordinator (Female, Age 32) in MEMPHIS, TN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Transportation Coordinator
Salary $24,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location MEMPHIS, TN
Years Experience 2 YEARS

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Currently AIMS has nearly 400 employees and 44 clients. The majority of employees work at the 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Collierville, Tennessee, with the remainder in Europe, Chicago, Denver, and North Carolina. At the current growth rate, AIMS anticipates having as many as 500 employees and over 60 clients by 2008.

This team performs all functions from mail receipt, data entry, pre-audit, coding, and payment as well as customer service. Lead by an account manager, the team concept eliminates job stagnation, produces knowledgeable employees, drastically reduces turnover, enables better communication, and increases customer service for clients and their carriers.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide transportation services for Qwest Communication including LTL, TL, Hazardous and Expedites; train new coordinators

Assist customers with claim management, rate quotes, tracking and proof of delivery

Promoted to Senior Coordinator (February 2006)

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
N/A

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I love dealing with people on a daily basis

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Office and I dislike the cubicles

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 8
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Driving to work
8am to 9am Clocking in and start printing work that had been sent from the day before and today
9am to 10am Data Entry, Answering phones, tracking shipments, getting pod’s, emailing
10am to 11am Still doing Data Entry, tracking, answering phones, and getting pod’s for customers, emailing
11am to 12pm Data Entry,answering phones, emailing, tracking shipments,getting pod’s for customers
12pm to 1pm Lunch (I get a hour for lunch)
1pm to 2pm Data Entry ( I receive shipments all through out the day to enter into our system and set up with a carrier)
2pm to 3pm Today I am filling this questionaire out
3pm to 4pm Data Entry, tracking, emailing, answering phones
4pm to 5pm Trying to get everything done so I can leave for today
5pm to 6pm On my way to the house
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
NEWSPAPER

What was the application process?
Submite a resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, 1 interview and I interviewed with my supervisor

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you want to work for this company? Can you be on call after hours?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Somewhat

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
No

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Apply themself

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Transportation,customer service

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Pay close attention and take notes even though you can learn from your mistakes

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, it is something that I went into because I needed a job and I have just stayed on this path

What are your current career goals?
I want to go back to school to get a degree in Accounting

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Opitical Technician 1 year 18000 Put lens in frames (glasses)
Prior Job 2 Transportation Coordinator 6 years 23000 Route Trucks and a lot of customer services

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
NECC Medical Assistant
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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