Good workers, poor planning, short cuts taken.
Surface miner (Current Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 5 January 2018
Lots of short cuts taken, pre and post production. Safety first is just words like lots of places. Get another load on the ground at all cost. Shifters fudging ex pit #'s to get a pat on the back. Experienced operators from outside the area are always over looked for rookie locals. You'll do fine if you hang out and party with the inexperienced shifters. Steady work and benefits are the positives. Watch your back, keep your eyes peeled for the green drivers and operators who are rushed through the puppy mill training department. Higher ups covering up for shifters who make life threatening decisions. Too many times the workers are being put at risk to get loads out. Wake up before someone gets hurt. The luck will run out, always does.
Home after work, good benefits, steady work.
Low wages, terrible safety culture. Will catch up to them.