Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: mandatory overtime, spiteful management, safety not a priority, deceptive to customers
Hours: 10:30 p.m. until anywhere from 9 a.m. to noon the next day, six and seven days every week. Overtime (Fri/Sat) was put on the board Thursday morning at 7 a.m. just as most other from my shift were clocking out, or taking a break. Do not make any plans!
Conditions: In the plant, there was little ventilation in the WWII-era facility with no air – more... conditioning and limited heating. Fans were used to circulate the dust-rich air, which stuck to the skin during summer months when temperatures easily reached 120 degrees inside. During these times free sports drinks were available, but management was insufferable if you helped yourself more than they thought you should. Contaminates were not controlled, nor was sanitation a priority as the company led the customers to believe. However, when customers came to inspect the facility, it shut down, and wide-spread panic mode clean-up set in for one-to-two days. Several accidents occurred, including one death and one near-death, during my employment.
The hardest part of my job was dealing with management.
The most enjoyable part of my job was when I left. – less