Cons: physically demanding, short breaks, long hours
I'm currently a seasonal employee and let me tell you, the work is not what I expected. I work in AFE (packing multiples) and the supervisors are super strict about time, talking to co-workers and you having any kind of say. You walk miles a day. Breaks are 15 minutes, one in the am and one in the pm. To get to the breakroom you walk about 1/4 mile each way. After walking you really only have about 7-8 minutes for break and do not be late by even a second or you will get written up. Lunches are 30 but again you have to take into account the distance to and from the breakroom, so you really only have about 20ish minutes. I feel like a number, like management doesn't care. They will not work with you with your schedule and they do not make exceptions (per HR). The work is monotonous and the days are long. We started on 4/ 10 hour shifts and are now on 5/ 11 hour shifts. There is a lot of lifting (up to and sometimes more than 50 lbs), and tons of standing. I've developed plantar fasciitis due to the amount of standing. There is no sitting allowed unless on break or lunch. You are expected to pack a minimum of 85 boxes per hour but the goal is 100 (you will be written up if you do not meet this goal). The warehouse is hot and very loud. I'm told this is a typical warehouse experience however I have never had a job in a warehouse so I can't say. Some people may like and thrive in physically demanding jobs, I do not. I miss working in an office.