Stressful Workplace with constant employee turn around
Team Lead/Silkscreen Press Operator (Former Employee) – Provo,Utah – November 6, 2016
Typical day would be getting there on time and getting to my station and set up to go.Checking out what had been done the day prior to my shift,than either continuing the job in motion or starting a job from scratch.I learned how to run a clamshell printing press,read production orders,quality control,packaging and shipping out on time.Management was awful,employees were treated with disrespect and were required to commit 24 hours to the company at the companies will with very little notice(say 30 minutes before shift ended they would tell you,you had to stay,even though you have already worked a 10 hour shift and have children to get home to)or tell you at the end of your night shift of 10 hours that your switching to days the next morning(at least once a month this would happen)nobody was exempt from this requirement which makes any life outside of the company difficult.I believe this has changed in the last year though(3rd shift introduced)I loved my co-workers,they were amazing people with a great drive.Hardest part of my job was if my screens were stretched out,aligning my images properly.We were required to use duct tape and or burn a new screen to get it to line up properly(time consuming and had to put job aside and start a new one while being pre-pressed)The most enjoyable part was when a job was completed and ready for fullfillment,than seeing my signs in stores around town.
It was close to home, I got a pay check, I loved what I did
I had no time to myself and my family, management was terrible, It was difficult to get a pay raise, (had to wait months after being told of an increase on my next check, than had to go to HR on several occasion to get it in motion)