Hello again, everyone! Greetings from Apex in Lithia Springs, Georgia. It has been a while since I’ve last checked in, so without further ado, let’s talk about life at Hajoca!
I am now roughly five months in to my training, and I couldn’t be happier about how things are going. I am currently in the counter sales module, so I have been focusing on learning as much as I can about the products that we carry so I can effectively serve our customers. This is one of my favorite parts of the job – learning about the products and what they are used for. My PC carries both plumbing and HVAC. When starting on the counter, I was pretty comfortable with HVAC since I had some experience in the field, but plumbing was a little more challenging. I am the type of person who is motivated by challenges, so I have made it a point to seek as much information about plumbing as I possibly can. Thankfully, I am surrounded by a great team who are always willing to help me out when I am unsure of something. I am equally thankful for our helpful customers who take the time to teach me about something I don’t know. It makes me happy when I learn something new. I am fairly comfortable with plumbing now, but I still have a lot to learn.
In this business, having a “that’s not my job” attitude and being selfish won’t get you very far. A major key to having a successful profit center is having a team that is bought in to the cause and will stop at nothing to accomplish goals, even if that means working a little harder or longer to catch up. At our PC, we are always doing as much as we can to help each other out. I love this aspect of the job – the camaraderie – because it makes me feel like I am part of something important. Heck, I don’t just feel that way, it is that way. This camaraderie isn’t just limited to my PC, it is companywide. Sure, Hajoca does have a unique business model in that it is mostly decentralized, but that doesn’t mean we are disconnected. We are all focused on helping one another, and in doing so, we seek to provide the best service in the industry.
I am getting ready to go to the annual MDP Workshop in Philadelphia in August. This will be my first one, so I am not quite sure yet what to expect. I am really excited to meet more of my fellow trainees from other regions and see how their experience with the MDP has been. I will fill you guys in on how the workshop goes, so be on the lookout for my next post! Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time, be safe, and have fun!