This job is not for everyone.
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, Ontario – 27 August 2015
The job is repetitive and very physically demanding, which is good because you pick up how to do the job relatively quickly and it is quite the workout, however, it can become fairly strenuous and can get boring very quickly, which is a problem if you are not good at staying focused. I was working overnights on a six-month contract at the cold storage facility, much like the majority of the people I was working with. Competition was steep. I can recall numerous occasions where another warehouse operator did not care for their surroundings as they were too focused on meeting or exceeding the expected quota, thus making it dangerous for the people around them. A large number of those employees (myself included) did not get their contracts renewed. In a typical eight hour shift, all you are doing is building pallets, shrink-wrapping them and placing them in to the wrap machine, and then you or a designated "hauler" drops them off to their assigned dock to be shipped to its respective store. The first two weeks on the job are dedicated to training you on forklift operation, use of the equipment, and warehouse safety. Compared to other warehouse jobs, the salary they give is probably one of the highest paying at around 19-20 dollars an hour.