A productive workplace with simple yet long
Laundry Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 August 2014
A typical day depends on the type of shift you need to fill. The earlier one requires you to start sorting laundry and readying the washers. The later shift takes on the washed clothing, places them in the dryers and then sorts them by alphabetical order, then by floor for the delivery later. It is all very synchronized and works out rather well unless a person calls in sick and you end up short a pair of hands, at which point you will be pressed for time.
The co-workers are generally fun to be around. During the sorting you'll often chat about non-work related topic. As long as your conversation doesn't affect the work to be done, the management will not rise a fuss. Speaking of, the management was wonderful to me. I had plenty of work hours (sometimes even working more than the regular full-timers) so no complaints on that front.
Hardest part is getting used to the smell. You'll be dealing with a lot of soiled clothing working there so if you got a sensitive nose, you might want to be careful.
Most enjoyable part part of the job is at the end when you deliver clothes back to the residents. While you are on a timer then still, you can generally relax as it means your tasks are almost finished and you got through the long day.
Lastly, I learned the importance of working together with people. This is the kind of job that needs people to work together and get along with so they can complete the bigger assignment. It gets tough sometimes when people might be stressed but at the end of the day, you're still co-workers.
Excellent coworkers. Great hours. Relatively decent pay for the position.
Difficult to get full-time work.