Name of my host: Steven Grisley
Relationship with my host: Father
What is your job title: Vice President operations
What is your job description: manage all of the everyday activities at Leigh industries
What are the duties/or tasks you perform at your job: Human resources, purchasing, production manager, equipment maintenance.
What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:
a) Training: computer, management, lean enterprise, purchasing, negotiating, courses + seminars.
b) Education: Grade 12
c) Experience: 39 years of manufacturing, sales + warehouse management.
d) Skills and attributes (personal qualities)?: Empathy for employees life needs outside of work
What are some of the things you like about this job: The diversity of doing new things everyday.
What are some of the things you dislike about this job: Having to fire somebody
How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so: To stay more or less the same
Give three reasons why you would like this job:
– Being able to work with my family
– Working there is just like woodworking and I love that
– I’d probably be able to move up fast because it’s a family business
Give three reasons why you would not like this job:
– Long, boring meetings
– Nothing else
Is this job for you? Why or why not?
Maybe but I’d have to be prepared to do a lot of work to get to a good spot in the business
Explain the value of the TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary (after high school) plans (education?, training?, work?):
To learn about what your parents, grandparents, etc do, also to see if you’d like that job. It also taught me that if I’d like to have a position in this company in the future I would need to get post secondary business, marketing, and accounting schooling. I would need this to make more money instead of making minimum wage.