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Senior management is set in their ways and hesitant to change, especially if it means spending money. Some equipment is over 30 years old and barely runs predictably - minimal investment is made by management in improving plant layout and equipment without prior approval from corporate.
If you are looking for an opportunity to advance to management, forget it because it's unionized. Temporary employees are lucky to make it past the three month probation, after which they are protected by the union and generally become much worse. Management trainees can, at best, advance to supervisors or managers, but senior management has been stuck in the same role for so long that you have to ask why they haven't advanced further?

A typical day at work involves finding out which employees are absent or on vacation, then scrambling to distribute manpower as evenly as possible. Once the dust settles, things are relatively predictable and steady so long as the customers are kept happy, which is hard to do considering the shipping department is understaffed and underfunded, resulting in orders being late consistently.

Foam is cut via saws but the dust generated gets everywhere, and there is no system in place to clean the air. There is also no air conditioning so the summers are sweltering on the shop floor. There are no windows, only skylights, so all the heat is trapped in the plant and the shipping doors must be kept open. Sometimes wild animals like birds, skunks and raccoons make their way into the plant as a result.

Management is simply taking orders from above; overall
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