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A Days Work
Labourer (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMay 21, 2014
Pros: gauranteed pay at the end of the day
Cons: somedays theres just no work.
A typical day at work is unknown until the minute i start (same idea with co-workers), which i enjoy. i could have a boring slow & easy day or a day where im constantly on my feet, which is what i like. the hardest part is not knowing if you will have a good direct employer. the most enjoyable part is meeting new people and doing new jobs.
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Not enough hours would like to work 40 hr/weekly
General Labour, Construction, Demolition. (Current Employee), Barrie, OntarioOctober 21, 2013
Cons: not enough hours
Just not enough hours and really dont like working there, it is a temp agency and like i said not enough hours. would like to get a job where I may gain and grow more experience and 40 hrs.weekly
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GOOD
Laborer (Former Employee), KAMLOOPS-B.CJuly 1, 2013
Pros: they get you work if you show up
Cons: you have to show up at 5 am
They get you to work in your field preference whether its construction or cleaning hotels.The pay is average but you get paid daily and it helps ,when you need to buy food if you've been out of work for awhile.
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here it is
Carpenter (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCApril 30, 2013
Pros: free coffee
Cons: bad pay
Typically,I would get to work, have a coffee, get my tool belt on, and start the day. climbing ladders, digging holes, driving nails into plywood, and having lunch, doing more work, then going home
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Day to Day job schedualing
General Labourer (Current Employee), Hamilton ONFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: paid daily
Cons: temparory work, shortage of hours, time spent traviling from office to job without pay
show up at the main office at 5:00 am.
sometimes get sent out to work, sometimes no work for the day.
ive learned to be very flexable with my hours and work schedual to acomidate hours of work that are given to me.
The hardest part of this job is not having a steady income to support myself.
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work and get paid in 24 hours...
Laborer-Hussmann Canada LTD, CCT (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONJanuary 14, 2013
Pros: get paid next day
Cons: low wages
I have worked at a number of jobs through this agency, most recently as a receiver for a perfume store in Stone Road Mall. In 2012 summer months, I was hired on as an advertiser for the closing of a large department store. Previously to that I managed a warehouse for 3 years. Most of the jobs I do with this company are jobs in which I must work independently – more... of others, although I do work very well with people also. The hardest part of this job was the "on call", where you find out about jobs an hour before they start and still need to run to Labor Ready for the time sheet. The most enjoyable part of the job is where they pay you the next day for your work... – less
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lottery
Temp Worker (Current Employee), Savannah, GADecember 16, 2014
Pros: carpools
Cons: lottery
working here is like armageddon on earth! it's the last pole cast in a drouted pond! when you get work it's a blessing. when you don't it's a waste. seeing everyone around you just encourages survival. you go out to a job site and work for however long the ticket is. then you return to HQ and hopefully get paid. .... you can get anything in there job – more... wise. as long as they want to give it to you, is all. or you qualify. – less
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HI
Laborer (Current Employee), Upland, PADecember 15, 2014
Pros: variety
Cons: hard work
This is general labor. Sometimes fast paced, and heavy, but we get a variety of work.
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Laborer (Current Employee), Des Plaines, ILDecember 15, 2014
The work is very easy. The people I worked with are friendly and helpful. The jobs are very simple.
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$$$
Temporary Assignments (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WIDecember 15, 2014
I LIKE IT HERE AT LABOR READY NOT JSUT BECAUSE I GET PAID AT THE END OF EACH ASSIGNMENT BUT THE WORK ENVIORMENT IS GREAT.
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Great atmosphere
Sales/Operations Manager (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MIDecember 15, 2014
Good atmosphere and management team. Need to keep promises a little better. Good place to work
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Day to day work
Laborer (Current Employee), Greeley, CODecember 14, 2014
Pros: experience
Cons: low pay
I like this job when i first started but i found out that one of the employee's that works there will not call employees for work if they do not like them and will let the companies that are looking to hire though labor ready and pass them over even though they could do the job.
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No compensations, too much waiting time for position to open
Laborer (Former Employee), Port Huron, MIDecember 12, 2014
Pros: arrange a ride share, connect with jobs i can do
Cons: sometimes have to wait all morning for a job position to be available
Must be there at 5 in morning to see about job openings, hope to get a job, its first come first served. Unless your qualified for job position you do not get, no specific training to advance
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Job varies
Gerenal worker (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHDecember 11, 2014
Sub contract though primary party to varies jobs and contracts.
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It is a temp agency.
Loader/helper (Former Employee), Detroit, MIDecember 10, 2014
Pros: when you have a need for money it is there
Cons: just about any negative
Employee and management disconnect with few rewards other than receiving sub-standard pay. No loyalty for employees who are good hard working assets. Often offering nepotism and favoritism instead of ethic.
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Temporary work has its benefits
Temporary Contract Labor (Former Employee), Portland, ORDecember 10, 2014
Pros: flexible, variety, opportunity
Cons: minimum wage pay, unpredictable schedule, communication gaps
Obviously, there are always limitations to temporary labor work. There are also benefits. Having a challenging schedule, especially with a visitation schedule every other week, means keeping a job with regular hours is even more challenging. Having the option to turn down a job if there is a time conflict can be helpful. The daily pay schedule is also – more... helpful if you need ready cash to put gas in the car or pay an unexpected bill. Some of the assignments are short, yet you can count on at least 4 hours pay. Labor Ready is one way to meet those challenges.

The drawbacks include limited job security and minimum wage pay for most of the assignments, as well as not knowing for sure when you will get the next assignment. There is a need for workers who can pass UA tests and 2 levels of law enforcement background checks. Given that not everyone can meet those standards, you might think that job would pay more since it is likely that the company is paid more for a higher level worker. This is often not the case. That said, the only other drawback seems to be the way jobs are assigned. Using a text to work system, you are notified of jobs and are supposed to respond by text to be considered. This would be a very efficient system if they always used it, but many times jobs have been filled by those physically at one of the branch offices. That in itself is not an issue, except that if you only text you may miss opportunities. It is better to go into a branch office to get to know the staff there and let them get to know you. This helps them, and you, get better assignment matches. – less
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it work
Cook/Server (Former Employee), Salem, ORDecember 9, 2014
If your a hard worker they keep you working. They send you out on jobs from, Christmas trees to roofing jobs.
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fun and enjoyable
Construction Labor/ warehouse work (Former Employee), Denver, CODecember 8, 2014
handled calls and dealt with customers, i learned alot about computers, and outlook. it was a tight close relationship more like family. Dealing with sad stories about clients who weren't able to apy back taxes..
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laborer
laborer (Former Employee), Baltimore, MDDecember 7, 2014
Pros: flexiable
Cons: pay
1. worked as a laborer
2. construction helper
3. sorter of recycle trash
4. flagger
5. trash truck
6. worked in warehouses picking, and packing orders
7. counting of inventory

This was a great starting point gave me a good chance to work for some excellent companies
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Employers would search companies out and they will contact me regarding future openings they had. I would accepted some job and I would denied some.
Temporary Employee Associate (Current Employee), Lake Charles, LADecember 7, 2014
Some of the jobs pay decent or wages or not an acceptable wages compare to other jobs.

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