Pros: cold environment
Cons: short-staffed often, production numbers too high
A typical day at Maple Leaf? You show up to work and get ready and work on a production line. There are good people, and there are the one who are so two-faced. I have never in my life work with a company where there is so much sucking up to just management.
The life- work balance is very hard. Sometimes when you get the long weekend off, they usually make the employees come in the following weekend. Overtime is pretty hard to get, and yet there have been cases where production gets shut down due to mechanical issues. It's hard to plan your life around this job. Especially when you are involved in a relationship. During the week if there are issues with working short staffed, they want you to stay for the overtime after a 8 hour work day. It was very frustrating to have to be put in that situation. Don't stay, loose extra overtime. They expect you to make the company your number 1 priority, this is because that is what is expected of the management team.
The wages are sub-par, it's designed to keep you grounded. It was almost next to impossible to save money for holidays or travel. Most employers keep the wages low, to keep you as a employee. Makes you feel stuck as a employee. I was glad to get out when I did.