Company was always unorganized/ ill prepared for jobs coming up.
Management staff were quick to be frustrated and overwhelmed.
SOP's were organized and work area was a safe place.
This shop was a great opportunity to learn to handle multiple shipments and ensure packages were complete, sent to the right place and TDG requirements were followed. I learnt how to manage/ delicate individuals while management was not available. I learnt a lot about basic truck maintenance, and industry safety equipment such as high pressure breathing air trailers, SCBA, and gas detection systems.
The hardest part of this job was the availability requirements. Management often booked days off in the middle of the week and would call you in on weekends but we would receive no additional help while they were on days off. Hours were long and unpredictable. It was not uncommon to work from 5am to 7pm with no lunch or breaks and be called into work multiple times between 8pm and 12am that same day.