General / Operations Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

General / Operations Manager in Charleston:
"This Job has a very little room for advancement."
Research the company well , understand the pay structure and inquire what their long term plan is.

General / Operations Manager in Portland:
"How to deal with People."
Spend some time learning psychology and human dynamics.

General / Operations Manager in Dallas:
"How rewarding work is when you love what you do."
Be Humble, Learn what you can from them every day, take a genuine interest in their lives, what they like, how they like to be communicated with, communicate how much your appreciate what they do, praise accomplishments, learn to set goals for your self and team, provide the resources and support they need to be successful, monitor, mentor help as needed. Support the people that work for you and they will support you. Be honest, set the good example and set appropriate expectations.

General / Operations Manager in Jessup:
"Career Options."
Be Organized, Work Harder and Set Goals for Each Employee.

General / Operations Manager in Augusta:
"Small Business."
Be prepared for a low level of organization and team awareness. Be prepare to work with those that are uneducated and are just looking for a job not a career. Be prepared to be marginalized. Be prepared to see money take the lead over safety and best practices. I could go on, but my blood pressure would suffer.

General / Operations Manager in Fredericksburg:
"How the company was in debt."
Check everything before you except the position.

General / Operations Manager in Livonia:
"How hard it is to move forward."
Don't be soft. You have to be tough or they will walk all over you.