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I worked for the wharf crew department and let's just say that cookes moto of " we plan your future path" stuff is just if you work in the office. You will notice a big difference of how labours are treated compared to the office workers and so on. Fails to provide all safety courses need to do the job lawfully before work should begin (Confined space, fall arrest, MED, forklift ticket, anyone with first aid) while I was there because of the department size. Be expected to only know when you work one day in advance. Shifts generally start at 12PM-6PM at any given day and can end 11am the next day and you be expected to work 20 plus hours if need with no night shift premiums and expected to still work for 2 pm the next day without any compensation. Entering the hold of the boat daily to shovel the salmon up the fish hose because of inefficient offloading design with fish blood water constantly spraying you in the face as they use it to control the blood level in the hold. Outside constantly with no real lunch area with a chair to sit down and even eat. Something you would think as a benefit would be the ability to have a break whenever you finish offloading a boat for a few hours while getting paid is awesome but is near torture if you actually are a worker and don't have a place to go while there is a break as there are no accommodations at work. Expected to do other jobs like cleaning up the pallet yard unexpectedly or dump tubs of fish up in the factory (if you want to or not). Almost unchangeable toxic atmosphere because of department size and any change "could" affect some - more...
Long breaks and little supervision
If you get injured on the job make sure it's on a camera or it didn't happen there. Don't bother to report unsafe practices they don't fix the problems. If like working long hours for little pay this is the place for you. If your a favorite to management then you have no worries.
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A typical day up , dressed , and out the door for six am.Arrive at work for six-thirty to seven for start time.Gear up and be on floor to be sent to your work area.Depending on how well and accurate you do the job will depend on how many different areas they train you for and send you to.Fifteen minute breaks every 2 or three hours depending on the orders to be filled.Not paid half hour for lunch.A normal day twelve hours.seven to seven pm .not so normal day seven am to ten thirty pm depending orders and conditions. Allowed to pick up extra shift when available. Seven to ten days rotating through a two week period based on individuals abilities and performances.Conditons-- strong fish odor,cold wet, standing on grates,rubber mates, cement flooring through out entire shift . Depending on jobs being performed repetition on one body part or another. pinboning hands,the binns hands back and neck. packing hands back legs and feet as well as arms even when done properly.majority of staff and colleagues awesome to work for and with no matter the shift, A B or Nights.
work close to home .
Down time, repetiton, weather and environment(majority of time all normal for job )
Cook Aquaculture is the leading employer in our area. They offer consistent employment hours and great benefit packages.
Hard work, long hours, cold conditions, processing line work requires stamina, ability to work as a team and communication skills. Supervisors are working under a fast paced environment. I did very well, and made lots of friends,, and earned respect from my supervisors as well as coworkers.
Lots of hours, benefits, dental, holiday pay, maternity etc.
Cold and long hours 12+
I enjoy working ay Cooke Aqua. They offer a unique job in the saltwater division that offers some a little different each day. However, due to the lack of decent wages, one os required to work hundreds of hours to make up for lack of wage thus affecting the work/ home life balance which is basically zero.
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