Pros: slave labor for the billionaire company.
Cons: fellow employee treatment, low pay for work delivered, no training that helps you learn, union dues immediately taken out yet no union representation, company threats, no healthcare for 3 months from hire, mandatory steel toe shoes must be purchased out of own pocket, erratic hours, heat, heat and more heat in facility!
I was hired as a Baker's Helper in the Williamsport Bakery. After quitting my stable job for the lure of $17 an hour (lie), really was ($13.70 for non-stop work), we were told that 3 out of 10 people would not make it past the 60 day Union/Company ponzi scheme known as probation. This was a Union facility and $286 would be deducted from your pay before – more... the 60 day "probationary" period, yet you had no rights that go along with Union membership and 3 out every 10 people hired are given the boot for no reason & you cannot recoup your $286 Union fees. We were told to not talk back to people that would treat us horribly for merely being the new hires or we'd be fired instantly. I was fired after thirty days of work for no reason, I showed up on time, ran 2 lines by myself because my "Union trainers" would constantly smoke and disappear for hours on end, and never called off sick (if you call of sick even with a doctors note or request a day off in the first 60 days your immediately fired). The place is Union yet it gets to be well over 120F in the facility! I am not making this up. I was let go because of the childish mentality that I would not hang out with grown men on my breaks. I needed to cool down in the locker room in order to keep from passing out and didn't want to hang out with the adulterers that smoked outside, so I was shunned as a non-team player even though I carried the weight of 2 to 3 employees and was merely the "new guy." The company is in with the Union and the Union with the company. What a weird place to work. You're either baking to death by the oven racking pans non stop for hours on end, breathing in flour dust with no masks making up product, standing for 8 hours on a monitoring line while people bicker and argue while no chairs are present or you run ten plus miles in 110F heat with humidity in the shipping area while everyone stabs one another in the back. They flash freeze tons of bread in negative temperatures yet no air conditioning in the facility..makes no sense. The bread and employee cleanliness is a horror. Stay away, I'd rather live in the woods in a tent and be poor as opposed to working here. Thanks for firing me, you saved me the hassle of quitting! – less