Unfair management, don't bother working for this company.
Painter/Labourer (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 July 2019
My manager set up a job for us about 2 hours out of town. It was a house, and would take 4 days to complete, so we would be staying there ("camping") for the duration it would take to finish. My manager promised to accommodate us while we were there with a place to sleep and supper. We had to pack our own food which was not compensated by them. The "accommodation" they gave us was a tent trailer with numerous holes, and a single pack of frozen hotdogs for supper. I was the only female and had to share the small space with two other male workers— highly inappropriate. We all knew it was unfair and wrong but stuck it out for the first day.
It was humid and very hot, and the mosquitoes were especially terrible at this particular job due to the trees and bushes surrounding the entire house. I felt sick by the end of the first day and expressed that it didn't seem worth it to my manager. They gave us a pay raise for the job, but by the end of the next day I was too sick to stay and had to go home. Another worker had gone home by this point so it wasn't just me. I told my manager and kept them updated, even said I would go out again if I was feeling better, but never heard back from them. I couldn't go back due to sickness/nausea from the mosquito bites and humid weather and was unwell for the following couple of days.
I didn't hear from them until the following Monday where they requested to meet with me, so I did, and when I got there my manager was obviously mad at me. They told me they had no more work for me and that my next pay cheque would be my last. They lied about having no work for me to do, because I was still in touch with my crew partner who had met them earlier and had been given flyers to deliver. My manager fired me without notice or good reason. Up until that point I worked hard and finished everything they gave us to do, despite the many times when the working conditions were unsafe.
I would not recommend this job to another student; the workload is hard but tolerable under the proper conditions, but you won't be paid enough and may end up being let go without warning.
very poor management, unsafe conditions, poorly compensated