Nice coworkers, poor management
Cake Decorator/Baker (Ancien employé) – Courtenay, BC – 10 septembre 2019
Overall was ok. Was getting paid $11.25 when I should've been getting $16/hr for cake decorating. Couldn't officially become a decorator because there was "no position available". It wasn't back breaking work by any means, but I put a lot of my spare time outside of work doing clerical jobs (making "how-to" sheets, making a night shift training guide, etc) only received 1 raise in 2 years, and after having to ask for it I only received $0.25 which, looking back is pretty bad for a company that pulls in millions a year. Manager was unprofessional, he wrote the schedule himself but would seldom show up to work on the days he put himself down for. The median age of my coworkers was probably around 20, with most of the packagers/clerks in the bakery being around 15-16. Company was too cheap to have a "supervisor" position, so there was never a designated supervisor on shift (read: ever). Of course, since there were no supervisors/anyone around being paid enough to care... there was a lot of horsing around on behalf of the day packagers as well as the people working the closing shifts. Things were often missed, left uncleaned or a complete disaster for whoever was working the next morning. The company's attitude of complete disregard for it's employee's seemed to be contagious and spread among the employee's themselves.
Easy job, mostly flexible schedule
Hard to move up, no raises, employees don't care, bad/vacant management