Started with high hopes, great pay, benefits, room for advancement and training.
Higher management was great to talk to when interviewed. Working on the floor is different. All they want is numbers on paper... You want me to make 900 parts in my shift? Make the robot stop faulting every 10 mins. Either their knowledge of mechanical and computer engineering is flawed, or they just want to put the blame on us.. I could easily show them the problems but that's above my pay grade. I just sit back and laugh.
You want this many, that many of these parts? Same situation.
Understanding language is ridiculous with Lead Hands and most workers. I want quality over quantity, they want the opposite. It's literally an Asian invasion.
Most guys don't care and just throw around parts to make those "numbers."
Loud factory, all you see is your lead motioning with their hands when they're around your station signalling "go go go" ... When my machine is down, or I want to stop and hear what they're saying to my partner? They won't let you stop. I'd like to see them trade places for a day.
Unfair breaks (one 10, one 20, no time at all to relax)
Most workers are fun to joke around with but that's the only relief.
Frowned upon if you refuse over time.
Money, benefits, fun people. Freezee breaks in the summer. (Couple mins to cool down), Christmas dinner, prizes, gifts.
Hard to understand anyone (90%), one 10min one 20min break. Barely any time to walk outside and sit down, They get angry if you refuse over time.