Hard work and long hours are ok with me.
Scale House Attendant (Former Employee) – Morris, IL – 5 November 2012
A typical day at the office was very busy. I had a lot of paper work to go through as well as many reports I was responsible for putting together. One of the most important parts of my job was catching other peoples mistakes. Along with my many tasks, I was also responsible for scaling truck drivers in and out. I would then either call someone to verify the driver is in the correct location, with needed material, properly and safely ready to start loading his truck, or I would do it myself. I learned a lot about different machines that would be useful to me in future jobs, and also a little something about the corporate world. I learned the proper ways to act and communicate around and with my coworkers and superiors. I learned that 12 hours of work everyday is manageable, and that 60 hour weeks are on honorable way to earn a living no matter what the profession. Management was strict, but when a mistake can cost that much it is easy to see why. My coworkers, many of them, were hard working. They didn't come in to pick up a paycheck on Friday, they came in to earn their paychecks. That is something I value and will take with me to future employment opportunities.