I am so totally going to shoot my boss, it is a good thing he left for vacation this morning. He has got to learn that when he hires people to do a job let them do it! In the last month I set up a deal to buy 50 pallets of boxes for pennies on the dollar of the price we pay our supplier. He dragged his feet for so long that they were sold out from underneath us. This would of saved my department thousands of dollars. I have been working to buy up surplus boxes because the suppliers have raises their prices twice in the last year and are ready to raise them again in May.
I negated a sweet deal for LTL truck shipping that would save our customers hundreds of dollars in cost over the year. All I need him to do is commit to it and he hasn't done it, its been 2 weeks and we just lost an order to a competitor because they bet us out on shipping costs. Another deal with fedex ground was stalled for almost a year that has halted shipping of an entire line of product. Dangerous goods that UPS won't handle and Fedex will. All just because he is balking at the paperwork that has to be done (which is already in place with UPS we just need to alter a couple of things it its a done deal.
He hired me specifically because of my shipping skills, I am an awesome negotiator I just wish he would stop tying my hands and let me commit to these on his say so. As a manager he should just let me do my damn job, I don't make many error in judgment and very few mistakes (which I usually learn from) . This is hurting out business and we are in a very competitive market right now and we need to stay on top of it. The time is right to capitalize on the shipping market. Times are tight for them and they are all hungry for or work.
Micro managers just drive me frigging crazy!
Thanks I just needed to get that of my chest I better get back to work