Good for pocket money but not necessarily long term career
Labourer (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – February 25, 2014
Pros: wide experience
Cons: no job security
Working as a labourer for Labour Ready is indeed what you make of it. One has to be very focused to wake up early everyday to attain work for the day as it is not guaranteed for everyone on a particular day. The atmosphere can be challenging as there are all sorts of people seeking work but with your goal to simply get the job done, you should not have – more... any issues with anyone. It is a great character builder overall as you get to work in numerous places in a short amount of time depending on how often you are called back to the same job site. With that comes a lot of new knowledge about all kinds of work fields. Like my title says, it is not something you want to do as a career, but it is good for something on the side to keep you busy and laced with some money for basic living. – less
Labourer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – December 12, 2013
I enjoyed working through labour ready because of the experience I gained. Everyday was a diff assignment which means I got to dip my hands in different work environments and it didnt hurt that I got paid everyday.
Working for a temp agency, makes chances of permanent employment or advancement slim to none.
General Laborer (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – December 10, 2013
Pros: work/life balance
Cons: financial balance, advancement
Working at a temp agency, a person would do various jobs constantly at different locations or in different environments. There was no guarantee that any one worker would have work on a daily basis. You rarely had the same workers at the same location, and interaction with management was very little. It was hard not to be able to count on work, or to – more... always be prepared for what work was available. It was nice in the effect that one could take time off as needed for personal issues, but not very dependable financially. – less
General Labour (Former Employee), Barrie, ON – November 30, 2013
Pros: pay at the end of the day
Cons: dont know if you get out every day
was slow but picked up most of the time I learned to be safe at work the staff was help full the enviermet was good to be around getting to the job and being there and waiting to go to work was knowing the at the end of the day everyone went home safe
General Laborer (Former Employee), Regina, SK – November 22, 2013
Pros: variety is the spice of life an you find it with working for labour ready.
Cons: working outside during the winter, some days only a few workers get sent out.
I enjoyed working for this company for I would be sent to an new job everyday. I got to build a good network of contacts an references. I liked that I got to go to work with previous employers who knew me an how I worked. Some of the jobs I was put in the lead for I knew what I was doing an showed that I could look after a crew an meet dead lines. You – more... get to work in various trades all depending on what your open to doing. The pay is not great but to build up a network is great. – less
General Labourer (Former Employee), Oshawa, ON – July 28, 2013
Pros: fast cash in hand
Sucked I hated working here, the only good thing about working here, is that if you need fast money in a a hard days work you get cash at the end of the day, but other then that the pay ducks, the jobs are short, the staff is rude, they have you work for a couple of months, and then call you and tell you you failed a test you took before you started – more... working there. There just a joke company – less
HOUSEKEEPING, QUALITY INSPECTION, AND SIGNAGE (Current Employee), Oshawa, ON – June 11, 2013
Pros: learning what i am capable of working at
Cons: once dnr you cannot return. also some of the jobs are for one day only
WHMIS trained Jobs are available but you need to meet the qualifications for the position. I had a contract with a company but was DNR because of lack of work so I couldn`t work in another one of their factories. I enjoyed housekeeping at this one job site where I was working for five days.. .After a weekend musical festival I was part of a crew cleaning – more... up the grounds around the campsite areas. I have been with this company for a year now and the main jobs are with the company that I was DNR from. I haven`t given up . Still looking for that job with my name on it. – less