Working in a MRF can be rewarding

Tiffany Smith – Republic / Oberlin, OH

You Are Not Your Mistakes

Seeing other people succeed is what makes Tiffany tick. Her #1 goal as an onsite manager is to inspire and train her team so that someday one of them can surpass her, succeed her, and move forward so she, potentially, is reporting to them.

For Tiffany, achieving that goal boils down to respect. “I work to treat everyone with that mentality of respect,” Tiffany said. “I don’t look at people for their past, I look at people for their future. Everyone deserves a first and second chance and needs to know that there’s something else out there. We all make mistakes.

“But you are not your mistakes.”

Before joining Leadpoint, Tiffany was a line lead at a manufacturing company. She left because she knew she wasn’t going to get anywhere; there was no advancement plan. She manages her site in the complete opposite of that. “My team knows I put them first and treat them the way I want to be treated,” she said. “I’m direct and honest and encourage them to never give up on getting where they want to be.

“I tell everyone on the team, ‘Your past won’t prevent you from being who you want to be in the future. If you look for it, it’s going to be there.’”

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