Enjoyable, nice place, good people, not a good salary and long days.
Volunteer at Ottawa For You (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 17 December 2013
The furniture bank is a very nice place. The people are great, and it benefits people who can not afford expensive furniture. I am glad to have worked there. The salary was not that good, but it is primarily volunteer based so it was not expected to get a high pay. It was also only a once a week job, but I would have loved to be there more often. My co-worker was reliable and dependable. The management at the warehouse was very organized and extremely well done. The hardest part of the job would be the end of it. It was 10 hour shifts which mostly consisted of lifting and loading heavy pieces of furniture. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping those not as fortunate as others, giving them furniture and even delivering it to their doors.
Horrible job! You will get bed bugs from unsanitary employees.
Crew leader (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 9 October 2019
Management steals time from you. They overwork you they try and make you work 88 hours in a two week span before you get overtime. Some employees are dirty and have bed bugs so you have to constantly watch out not to get it. They send you to insanitary homes at times that are dirty and filled with bed bugs and cockroaches. Management does not care about you it’s all about exploiting you while giving you minimum wage. You won’t even get a bald tire replacement on your truck even in the winter. They have no problem risking your life they don’t care. Once again stay away if you want to keep your house bugs free especially from a few dirty employees that have the bugs. Management is well aware but does not care. Also they charge ridiculous prices to take your furniture but they have a contract with the city of Toronto that allows them to dump any items in the city of Toronto dump sites at taxpayer cost. Basically your items that you donate might not make it to the floor it will just end up at the dump To keep furniture bank revenue going.