When I got interviewed I was promised a supportive and stable work environment. 1 week before my probation would end I walk in for work and receive a one-sentence termination letter by the manager. The days before everything was fine, suddenly I walk in for work and I'm out effective immediately. Even more surprising was the fact that lab staff and manager himself mentioned a couple times I was doing well.
The person responsible for my training was rude, condescending, would often lash out at me and lab staff. Gave me snarky comments such as operators before me not being good enough and being terminated so I should better watch out, and blaming me for mistakes I didn't make. Said many times he was friends with lead hand and manager to intimidate me. Would constantly bad-mouth other people who were not part of the little clique. After the training was officially over, he became hostile and completely shut me out.
Like myself, some operators outside the clique were working hard, skipping breaks, working extra hours. But I would be always under pressure by these guys during my probation saying I wasn't doing enough, when I had production tickets and QC results to show for it. Meanwhile the same clique would be constantly taking breaks, and asking for overtime in the weekends for no reason.
Felt completely disrespected, my work and commitment disregarded, myself discarded like nothing. I left my previous job to come work for ALC and this is the kind of treatment I received in the Calgary plant. Now I'm out of both jobs.