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Q: What is it like working as a Director of Operations?

July 2014
"Work Flexibility."
Director of Operations:
Pros: Making my own hours. Helping children and parents find quality care.
Cons: Stress, Hours put into my work day. Dealing with many different types of people.
July 2014
"Position Yourself For Growth And Opportunities."
Director of Operations:
Research employment opportunities in a privately owned company. Investigate company succession plans to see growth opportunities/expansion plan, profit sharing or company share options. Request clear and defined list of responsibilities, the role "Director of Operations" can become a melting pot of responsibilities. This melting pot can and most likely will result in your position expanding without a title change. I.E. Director of Marketing, Merchandising, Store Design / Construction, Budget Management, HR Management, Inventory Management, Recruitment Specialist, Training and Development. Negotiate; training time and allowance, review of responsibilities every 24 months with compensation/benefit and vacation review to be negotiated at this time.
October 2014
Director of Operations:
Be balanced and fair when dealing with the employees that report to you.
October 2014
"Two Steps Ahead!"
Director of Operations:
Make your career decisions ahead of them being made for you. By doing that, you control when and where your career direction takes you.
October 2014
"Make time for your family."
Director of Operations:
Do not work yourself to death.
November 2014
"I wish I had known how many teachers there were in the field."
Director of Operations:
I would do a lot of research on the field that I was considering if I were to do it all over again.
January 2015
"Problems good ... Simple bad :)"
Director of Operations:
Pros: Constant new problems need solving. Very rarely do I get trapped in doing the same thing every day, but that also means all of those different things tend to become a responsibility for maintenance of any projects or programs that are put in place.
Cons: The mundane. If anyone else can solve the problem with a little effort I would prefer to avoid the situation, but in a management role at a small company there are a wide array of small simple problems that will not get solved if you don't bite the bullet and solve them.