Pros: a job is a job, the pay is horrible, but its still money
I strongly agree with other comments that said "work here ONLY if you really have to".
I worked as a specimen processor for about 6 months, night shift. My work hours are from 10:30PM to 7AM everyday, 6 days a week. At the beginning, I didn't like how I was the only one in the entire department working the night shift, cause I like to work with people, and working at midnight doesn't allow you that luxury. BUT, as I start to get to know people from other department that work night shifts there, I was SO GLAD that I didn't have to interact with ANYONE there. Particularly, the lab manager for the midnight shift. She went around gossiping about people, and didn't do her job other than walking around the lab and interrupting people. People are often very rude and had no respect for others. The facility is a MESS! Clearly the ventilation was terrible, which is worrisome, especially because there are biohazard lying around everywhere. Clearly people there are not trained on WHIMIS properly (the first day of working there, I got a 2 page WHIMS quiz and the answer sheet to all the questions provided), and they were completely oblivious to the stupid and dangerous things that they constantly do.
Don't even think about the opportunity of advancement at this place. You will get paid close to min wage, and 2 dollars extra per hour for working night shifts. At least for the night shift staff, nobody there wa s truly qualified to do their job, which is why they probably accept that terrible min wage. Honestly, after working for this place, I don't even trust the test results for my pet – more... anymore, thinking that these are the people and this is the place that does the exams.
Recommended for those that don't really wanna build a career and are okay with earning pitiful pocket money for life, CERTAINLY NOT for uni/college grads that actually think of building a career. – less