Celebrating Team Tropical – Albert

May 30, 2017

Albert Grant, Warehouse Manager

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Albert who is our Warehouse Manager at our Orlando office and is celebrating 10 YEARS with the company.

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I started working at Tropical Orlando on May 30, 2007 as the Sanitation Tech. I was thankful for David giving me the opportunity to become a Tropical employee. Being the Sanitation Tech was an honor and I whipped the warehouse into a nice and clean working environment in time for our yearly audit. We passed with flying colors and to my surprise six months later I was named the employee of the quarter. To make a long story short, I was promoted to lead receiver in six months. Then 2 years later I was promoted to Warehouse Manager. The ride has been exciting, rewarding, stressful, and fun. I love my job!

What your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is helping, teaching, and counseling employees and watching them blossom and grow. Seeing employees achieve success at work is two-fold. It leads to the company being successful and leads to positive things in their personal lives.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

I have been fortunate to have so much success since I have joined the Tropical family and it truly is hard to pick one, but i would say being a contribution to the department that has helped Tropical Orlando to continuously meet and exceed our companies goals on a yearly basis. I’m proud of that.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

I would have to say all the employee luncheons we have here are memorable. The most memorable of those luncheons was the time where we had a water balloon fight. All the managers stood in a large rectangle they could not step outside of, and all the other employees got to throw water balloons at us. That was a lot of fun.

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

Continued success and a larger warehouse!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I’d try my hand at writing.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Family, friends, and life has always been my mentors and the three still are.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

I have filmed youth football from the end of summer to the beginning of fall for the past three years.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Denzel Washington

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