I could sometimes get my work done and be waiting on the next job. The guy at the job before my area could be goofing around or just not there so that would leave me with no work. I remember a stretch of 6 weeks of mandatory overtime where I'd have a few hours in the middle of my shift being caught up and waiting on work that was being completed at the section before mine. The money was nice, but they could have saved some by not having me or others sweeping. Sweeping needed to be done, but doing it hours and hours got boring. After a time it became apparent for people to slow down as they could spread out the work over the whole work day and get paid instead of being sent home when work ran out. I would ask to work in other areas early in the day so if I did run out they could move me elsewhere if needed. When you only have tools that can do so much then you're limited in what you can complete. Management didn't see things that way at times. If you give me a full days work I'm going to keep busy. The plant manager was one for destroying morale. There were only so many break room chairs and the break rooms were a hike away so some of us liked having personal chairs in our work areas so we could go right to break near us. The plant manager decided to take away all the chairs. I didn't see this as holding up work. It's been a few years or I'd remember other stuff.
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Scott Tatlock, short breaks