Labourer (Former Employee), Greater Toronto Area, ON – January 20, 2013
Cons: long hours and little pay.
They do not treat people well in this business. The pay was never great. The only reason I stayed in it was there was a bad economy. This was not a rewarding adventure. the economy was poor and no-body would teach you anything as they were always in fear of you taking there job.
Foreman leading 2-4 man crews on commercial and residential properties
Foreman (Former Employee), Lakewood, CA – August 6, 2013
Pros: hours and compensation.
Cons: working away from home.
- Meet work crew at headquarters. Take company van to job site and plan out scope of work for the day. - I learned how to delegate prepping projects how to use small cranes when spraying commercial properties. - My co-workes and I established very good friendships. - Hardest part was working in areas such as Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead and being away – more... from home a couple of weeks at a time. - Most enjoyable was getting to know my peers and having fun at work. – less
Last fridays of every month accommodate happy hour for thr organisation
Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Lagos, GU – March 11, 2013
Pros: nothing is free here, even lunch any way
Cons: hardly none in this place
* A typical day commences from 8.00am till 6.00pm, with meetings in between most of the time especially on Mondays * You learn how to deal with different individuals with different backgrounds * The management is a one man show on whose table all the bucks stop in the company * The fellow workers are wanderful and cooperate in the work place *The hardest – more... part of the job is when you are told to go ahead and execute some issues / challenges you are not in full support of, but you have to because it is a Management decision * The most enjoyable part is when you see your project from inception to completion – less
Cons: away from family and friends, unpredictable management and logistical problems, no job security
In my opinion this was also one of my favorite jobs. I chased hurricanes around the Caribbean doing the reconstruction after every natural disaster. Extremely challenging as you be dealing with many different cultural differences. For me this job was extremely satisfying because you're making a difference in people's lives after a major disaster. The – more... hardest part is the job was that it was addicting. You always look for another hurricane year after year. Before you know it you have been gone from home for up to six years and you would not even realize. – less