Negative atmosphere and condescending management.
Pros: Free lunches on sale day, great co-workers, vending machine
Cons: some manipulative management, negative atmoshpere, high temperture, dealing with bodily fluids and hazerdous materials
A typical day at work for me was waking up at 6am, and being at Value Village for 7:30 am. I would then do my morning reset which consisted of making sure the clothing items on the sales floor were organized accordingly to the proper tag rotation. After assuring everything was in its proper place, I would then go up to the sorting tables at 8am for the rest of the day. I would sort and hang through clothing at a very fast paced, and if behind there was consequence. The hardest part of my job was consistently using an injured shoulder to do a repetitive task. After filling out multiple FAF's, contacting WSIB and working with my doctor, I was still put on tables. I was ordered to do "light duties" by my doctor with specific instructions. The next day management assigned me to racking and rolling clothing, and my needs were no where near accommodated. This injury took place on February 28th and I still did not leave the tables position until my day of resignation, July 17th. My shoulder now has permanent damage because my management saw the opportunity to take advantage of a young student, and they certainly did. Its unfortunate because I loved my co-workers and I also had some incredible supervisors. If I received a little more respect and a little less manipulation from head manager, I certainly would of stayed. Over all great co-workers, but I got tired of coming home from work every day feeling like garbage, both mentally and physically.