Runner (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 6 September 2016
Arconas is a small sized manufacturer for public seating. Work is classified into production and shipping. The day starts at 7:30am and ends at 4pm with two 15 min breaks at 10am and 2pm and a 30 min lunch at 12pm. My primary job was the runner in charge of moving out products and bringing in raw material from shipping. For this job, I learned how to multitask and keep a record of incoming materials and outgoing products. Management is wonderful and capable (under production) but some supervisors can be unreasonable (management for shipping). Most co-workers are great people that are fun to be around, respectful and hardworking although there's the odd person that slacks off and just makes boxes. The most difficult part of the job would be keeping up with production during busy days with some people being absent. The most enjoyable part is when I found a work rhythm that made the tasks easier.
Great work hours
Layoffs happened because materials did not come in