Good summer job for students, not adults.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Markdale, ON – 30 July 2018
15 Breaks - takes 4 mins to walk from punch clock to your locker, get your phone/money, then to lunch room. 4 minutes going back to wash your hands etc, so you have 7 minutes to scarf down any food, check your phone messages, and/or make a phone call.
1/2 Hour for lunch: same thing, not much time to relax and get food.
Not much training, as a new employee. You're supposed to know what you need to do. Work is relatively easy, but if something goes wrong with scanner, good luck. Don't know who your boss is from shift to shift.
Can't make plans outside of work. Last minute schedule changes can butcher plans. Future appointments are hard to book in advance because you won't know what shift you're on.
Mild hypothermia from time to time. No hot water in washrooms close to working area.
Hired to be a forklift driver, but 95% of the work involves using a double-length walkie (NOT A FORKLIFT). Puts a lot of stress on you fingers and wrist, when you're squeezing the handle (with mitts on) all day to steer/stop/start the walkie on slippery floors.
No accommodation nearby. Will spend a fortune on gas.