Cons: distance out of town, hourly employment, large number of uneducated employees
I took this job after working for a very successful company in Birmingham. I was excited to be a part of another large company with great benefits and a chance to move up the ladder. However, on my first day, I was provided with a list of guidelines such as "bathe everyday", "you can wear jeans cut like trousers, but not khakis cut like jeans", and "you can only have 5 personal items at your desk". I also was not told until my first day that I would be clocking in and out - a very foreign concept to me, being a professional with a graduate degree. Colleagues poured out of the doors at 4:30 like a factory. The bathrooms were always filthy. My manager was less educated than me, came to work with bed head everyday, and was not professional in regard of keeping a connection with her staff, especially with us being a new department. I went home crying everyday. It felt like a prison. Upon leaving the company, I discovered my manager had been reading my emails from her desk.