Labour Ready is a good place to strut you stuff and meet some people.
Laborer, Casual (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 December 2016
Working for Labour Ready, now People Ready, is not a career, but you can start one here, and that is if you work fair and safe, and treat every job as the next. You get out of management what you put into it, the people who often complain about management, are usually the ones who aren't giving enough information to get what they require. Patience goes a long way.
You don't always get work, unless you are first in line, at 5:30 AM when the doors open.
Construction Labourer/Line Worker (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 1 June 2016
i would have to wake up at 4 am to be at labor ready waiting in line till it opens for a job since there's only a limited amount of jobs. I didn't mind it when i had a friend who was also waiting for a job.
General Laborer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 14 April 2016
You arrive, Have to pay your own way to job site. You work for the 8 hours necessary, then pay your way back to Labour Ready via taxi, bus or over priced "car" they offer ( 10- 15$ off your cheque) receive cheque that generally has anything they can deduct off of it they can. Had an incident where they promised an 8 hour shift, to show up at one point and only work for 4. upon returning to labor ready, Was told that I had to pay for a vest I did not need nor use. - 11.98 off of my already low pay check. They refused to take it off or take back the vest. Hardest part of employment would be consistency, They never have consecutive shifts so it is unreliable when it comes to dedicating weeks to working with them. best part would only be that sometimes it is convenient when you need emergency money or a little extra spending cash.
Laborer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 December 2015
Starts at 5:30am, goes to office to get job tickets! I have learnt a lot of stuff because the demands are varied eg. landscaping, construction cleaning etc. Typical management of formal business! Some co-workers are friendly and easy to get along with! Others appear difficult! Hardest part is ensuring that the client is satisfied at the end of the task given! Most enjoyable part is being told that the job was well done!
labourer (Former Employee) – Oshawa, On – 10 June 2015
from the beginning I felt they were extremely rude. they were incompetent of the most basic office tasks that I have done for many years very agressive and antagonistic perhaps to use the "provocation" technique I've come to see happen in many places in which people push and attempt to pick fights with others and then claim those people are hot tempered. fortunately I've seen it and that didn't work. basically they are here to bring in their own workers and locals who try to go through them get screwed. shows what having incompetents as middle men can destroy a lot of people who want to work but are forced to go through an agency that lies and in my case were and are actually a barrier. to the fools who can't operate a company properly and need to use a group like this because they are incapable of leadership and training and want incompetence in the form of untrained desparate labourers - your loss.
middle men can not respond to requests regarding your paperwork, and then blame you, doesn't matter if you have proof once you've lost an opportunity to show on the job what you can do, its too late
Temp Labourer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 February 2015
Used to be a great place to work but now has nothing available. new management has also ruined it. Overall not worth going to right now but if they pick up the availability and amount of jobs it will be better.
Labourer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 May 2014
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.
Laborer (Former Employee) – KAMLOOPS-B.C – 1 July 2013
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.
General Labourer (Current Employee) – Hamilton ON – 4 February 2013
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.
temparory work, shortage of hours, time spent traviling from office to job without pay