Corn Detasseler (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 1 November 2016
This is an excellent option for students who need summer time work while in high school, or for those who just graduated. The hours are long, and the days are hot, the work is hard, but overall a great first job.
As an agricultural worker, we were well furnished in tools and materials, and well taken care of. We had plenty of water to drink during the warm days in the field, and had free popsicles during our breaks.
The ambiance was very friendly and the supervisors guided us through the day.
Manager (Former Employee) – South Mountain, ON – 13 November 2015
A typical day at work was opening up the business, and getting the coffee ready for the customers. Staff would come in to work there shift. I would place orders, and interact with the public. After orders were placed I would go to my office and start doing paper work and calling orders in. Assigning tasks for the next shift. Every day was a new day. I never did the same thing and always interacted with different clients and customers.
Corn Detasseler (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 5 March 2015
I personally enjoyed this work placement. A typical day at work was surrounded with friendly co workers, all willing to complete the right task in a timely manner and efficiently. The management treated the employees fairly and appropriately, considering the work environment. I learned the important skills needed for a workplace such as working well as a team, working hard and efficiently and being punctual. The hardest part of the job was long hours but the earnings were well worth it.
snow plow drivier (Former Employee) – Pembroke, ON – 13 December 2014
i must amit that the hours in the winter time seams long with snow storms going on and you making sure that the highways and roads are cleared but it may seam lonely at time but everyone is there when you need them for help I would not have past the chance to try this job. it give me an understanding of when every other snow blow worker has to put up with . you would check out your truck to make sure every last thing on it works ..you have a log book to keep track your safety checks gas used sand ..and salt you learn how to use the tracker loader to put your sand/salt into your truck . you mind and eyes are always going and looking for things on the road of in the ditch
Corn Detasseling (Former Employee) – Amherstburg, ON – 13 July 2013
I do like the corn field, you get 4-8 hours a day. But you never know what to expect. Sometimes the mornings are wet from the dew and cooler, some times they are dry and hot. There are plenty of insects, mud and dirt. We work rain or shine. The hardest part of the job is always hot and humid, We are expected to wear long sleeve shirts and pants. In the morning you are usually wet from the dew. The most enjoyable part is making friends, getting money and sometimes having fun while doing your hard job. I learned I can do anything I can put my mind to, I learned not to quit or give up.
I was very productive and pulled out the tastles off the top of corn stocks.
Corn Detastling (Former Employee) – Chatham Kent – 14 January 2013
Every day from Monday-Saturday in my Summer break from school I would wake up early, catch a bus in Sarnia, to a field in Chatham and work in mud, spider webs, rain and in corn fields. I learned that corn pollinates into other corn stocks that don't have a tastle and makes corn bigger and juicier. Over all, I enjoyed that job, I didn't mind working in the mud and rain. I made it every day and achieved the big bonus of 75 cents on every hour worked worked bonus.
i got to work hard, be outside and listen to music
Providing customers with fuel energy, snacks, other survices
Propane Attendant/Cashier (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 4 May 2015
Satisfactory working environment, working to sell gasoline, diesel and propane, tobacco products, lottery, and snacks to customers. Learned to manage a gasoline station. Stressful and demanding at times. Talking to customers is an enjoying.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 27 October 2014
ROUTINE WAS OK,Starts with tally the money and check reports, learned excellent customer service and the management was really supportive.Co-workers are really helpful.The hardest part was to do inventory and ordering,each week was different,,and the most enjoyable was networking through customers
Sorting (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 12 February 2013
The people are very friendly they work together. You learn as you go and I get along with the management and co-workers. The hardest part of the job some days was hard on your back and cold. The most enjoyable part of the job everyone work as a team.