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    What's your best piece of advice for someone looking for a job in self-storage?
    Amy Campbell
    Editor
    Inside Self-Storage
    amy.campbell@informa.com

    @AmyCampbell_ISS
    480.281.6091

  • #2
    Be afraid, be very afraid.......

    Whoever you end up working for get all agreements and stipulations in writing and signed.
    "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pacnwstorage View Post
      Be afraid, be very afraid.......

      Whoever you end up working for get all agreements and stipulations in writing and signed.
      I'll second this. And say do the same for any promotions/job changes while with a company. I was with a company for years I thought I would stay with till I retired. The first chip in the wall that kept me with them was a promotion where I was promised quite a bit and never received any of it, gave benefit of the doubt and just inquired regularly when I had my weekly calls with my boss who kept giving me excuses about his boss being out of town and not able to sign off on it yada yada.. Finally when I got to have an in person with my boss and ask I was told flat out "did you get it in writing? I don't remember any of that". Yeah, red flag central...

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      • #4
        If you don't watch your own a$$ who will.
        "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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        • #5
          Yeah, my first manager was promised by the owner's rep that if we hit a million she'd get a car. Well, he was gone and the new rep wasn't in the know about the promise. Needless to say, no car for her.

          Definitely go onto all of the hiring platforms and print out the want ad-then make sure it matches what they offer.
          90% of what you're stressing about now won't even be relevant in a year. Breathe easy. ~Wesley Snipes

          WA State

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          • #6
            I know I have been searching for a different place in a state that is more friendly to my political and gun rights beliefs. What I have come across is offers of some kind of employment that does not promise anything yet. The best promises are people that have not bought a facility yet. I am open till the end of the year and have patience but I really want an honest offer for my skills. You may not like me but I WILL make you money. Period! A mix of outdoor storage is also in the works as far as I am concerned.
            "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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