Poor morale. Depressing environment.
Mine ops (Former Employee) – Sparwood – August 22, 2015
Extremely poor morale.
Pay is descent: 80-100,000 to start. Good benefits after 1 year. Stay as casual employee until they decide to give you full time. As casual you can be laid off at any time, and no benefits.
Foreman are inexperienced, lazy, and entitled.
Favouritism is a major problem.
You won't get anywhere unless your drinking buddies with the foreman.
Your rarely thanked for you're work, and the minute you make a small mistake you're treated like a criminal.
Most foreman don't set a good example of work ethic and take advantage of there positions.
If you don't live in Elkford or Starwood expect to pay $750 for mediocre 1 bed apartment.
No travel pay
14 hr days(paid for 12) 4 on 4 off, 2 night shifts.