From Gray/TN — 07/22/2009
I worked at this company for over 2 years and at first it was an ok job! Pay was bad, but I did go to work every day on time and I did do the Monday overtime, and I enjoyed the work inspite of the no heat during the winter months, and the lack of knowledge of other co- workers not knowing how to do their job. Oh yeah the one bathroom, that was co-ed in the plant! Now that was the first that took a lot to get used too! When the owners moved to CO, that is when it went down hill. When they left the company in charge of their so called, "good friend" whom hired someone from his church that had no manufacture warehouse expierence, and paid her a salary that was unreal! That is when the problems began. Drugs was used and exchanged on a daily, but that is what happens when you hire the first warm-bodied person who walks in looking for a job. If you tell them you can work overtime on Mondays and that you will be there everyday then you got the job! By working hard and doing your job it did pay off, and I kept a roof over my head and food on the table and I did get rewarded. I learned a lot while working there, but I had 20 years expierence in manufacturing and 5 in shipping so I picked up easy. Safety was a big thing with me, and that was really bad, from the unsafe box cutters, to the poor work conditions! No heat in the winter, to the untrained fork-truck drivers, to the poor stacking of shelveing and ceiling leaking from holes,and racks that needed to be replaced. All I can say, is this company was the only job I have ever had that paid poor, but I did make that better thru career growth, benefits were better than nothing, but as far as respect, co-worker competence,work environment, lacking in many areas. I will say I did get a chance to prove myself there, I learned every job and product and I learned every system and I would stay and do whatever it took to ensure our customers orders went out correct and on time, but this is the only company I ever worked for 12-16 hrs on Monday and was ordered out the building on thursday and had several fridays off to get rid of the overtime pay. It was like the company did not care about the orders on those days, just as long as Monday orders all went out. Could never understand that, but I do wish them much success especially in this economy, but I was looking for a job when I found that one, and I have never had a problem with keeping a job. I have a great one now, and due to lay-off and plant closeing I ended up there, but I hope the owners do make it.