If you go through at temp agency you're screwed. Management sucks.
Had been driving forklift for 6 months and inquired about full time.
HR for Eleven Points Logistics would never return phone calls or emails. Finally I personally spoke with HR and they said I hadn't passed a survey and that I would NEVER work for EPL. What about showing up everday, being punctual, great productivity, getting along with others, not hitting anything, actually doing more than is expected? "Nope if you don't pass the survey, you will NEVER work for EPL."
At this time I was also told that I could work for the agency as long as I wanted.
The temp agency said they had heard only good things about my attitude, work ethic and my production.After a year my contract with the temp agency was renewed.
Being a temp meant that EPL could tell you not to come in if the production was not there on weekends. This happened even if there were overtime hours during the week. Some of the supervisors tried to fix this by preventing full timers from coming in on the weekend so the temps were not screwed over.
Some of my temp co-workers were also refused full time because of this silly survey. There were numerous attemps by several supervisors to plead to the "powers that be" to get us fulltime.
Meanwhile every weekend shift there was an incident report of one of the full timers (not the temps) hitting some racking or a pole with a machine.A slap on the wrist and back on the machine.
A little irony is that all the supervisors I spoke with at EPL never took that survey. My guess is a large percentage of them would have failed.
Some of the full timers were on a special – more... progamme because their
productivity wasn't there. They spent more time hiding in the aisles talking with their colleagues. The temps always picked up the slack
even though they were told they would never be hired.
One day, I received a clinical email from the temp agency stating that : My services would no longer be needed by EPL.
It took me a few moments but I then realized that my agreement with the agency was up in two days. I later saw a posting on the internet from EPL for weekend associates. They were hiring directly. – less