General Labourer (Current Employee), Hamilton ON – February 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.
Laborer-Hussmann Canada LTD, CCT (Former Employee), Cambridge, ON – January 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
Laborer (Former Employee), Independence, MO – May 16, 2013
Pros: usually hard work got you sent out on other assignments. variety of jobs.
Cons: most of their jobs were for men, and only a small percentage for women.
You would report into the office at 5am and sign in indicating you were there and available for work. You would sit there until you were sent out on a job or kicked out of the office around 9 am if you weren't sent out on a job that day. If you had a repeat ticket you would arrive at the office and sign at 5am pick up your ticket and depending on when – more... you were suppose to be at the job site leave. After work ended for the day you reported back to the office to get get paid. Most of the jobs were jobs that required alot of hard physical labor that only men could do. Occasionally they would get jobs women could do like cleaning seats at the Royals baseball stadium or picking up trash at the Chiefs stadium, sometimes a hotel would call and need some extra housekeepers, there would be an occasional eviction women could do, or one time I got sent to go help set up a new store and one time did some landscaping at an apartment complex or go pick up trash at the landfill that wasn't where it was suppose to be. I didn't learn anything from this company. The coworkers were a mixture of people. Some were good workers and courteous to their fellow workers and management but alot were lazy backstabbing people. Management changed frequently. The hardest part of the job was not knowing if you were going to be sent out on a job that day. The variety of possible jobs. – less
Laborer (Former Employee), Steubenville, OH – May 8, 2013
Pros: lots of physical activity
Cons: not knowing where one was going to go
You never really knew what you were going to be doing when you went in for the day, unless you found a place that needed consistent help and liked you. I never had a typical day, the majority of my time there being divided between a manufacturing facility and the other working for a plumbing agency. My co-workers were always colorful characters, and – more... quite pleasant to be around. Management was generally friendly, though at times, some were unpleasant. The hardest part of my job was not knowing where I would be sometimes. The most enjoyable part of the job was the physical aspects of the labor I put in. – less
Industrial Worker -General Labor Assignments (Former Employee), Detroit, MI – May 7, 2013
On your feet mostly all day loading and unloading trucks. I learned to be a great team player. My co workers were great. The hardest part of the job is that the assignment didn't last long so you were short on cash. The most enjoyable part about the job is you got paid every week.
File Clerk (Former Employee), Houston, TX – May 4, 2013
I like the environment and the freedom and independence the check-in clerks received. We didn't have any one hovering over us to make sure we did our work. We knew what needed to be done and did it. We could take our break and lunch when we wanted to. We didn't have to ask a manager.
some people enjoyed there jobs at labor ready some did not
construction laborer (Former Employee), Fredericksburg VA – May 1, 2013
Pros: management worked with all types of employes
Cons: no health benefits
staffing agency had no benefits although it's traded on nyse. company would not relocate me to southern Va. co-workers were extremely hard working men and woman. company paid fuel cost and or re-emburstments after 25 miles of travel.
Laborer (Current Employee), Central Islip, NY – April 30, 2013
Pros: i got to drive the work van the 1st day.
Cons: not a very stable company.
THIS WAS A GOOD COMPANY FOR ME TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE DIFFRENT TRADE;S OF THE WORK PLACE'S.SIGN IN TIME WAS 5:30 A.M EVERYDAY,THEN AS SOON AS THEY GOT A CALL TO PLACE SOMEONE TO WORK THEY WOULD BE SENT OFF TO HELP THAT PRETICULAR COMPANY FOR THAT DAY OR WEEK,DEPENDING ON THE JOB.THERE WHERE MANY DIFFRENT JOB;S DAILY FROM PAINTING,CONSTRUCTION,FENCE – more... INSALLATIO,INSTALLING ROOF'S AN CLEAN UP'S,WORKING WITH MOVING COMPANIES,AN MANY OTHER SIDE JOB'S TO HELP THE WORK FORCE OF LONG ISLAND. – less
Centeral supply (Current Employee), North Chicago, IL – April 24, 2013
Pros: working in a hospital setting
Cons: long distance drive every day
receive all products are inventoried and put away. Make sure warehouse is contacted of need items and that they are delivered. maintaining a clean and safe work area. Make sure to follow protocol on all manifests