Almost everyone that works here is frustrated and bitter. A major source of frustration is just getting to/from work. Everyone complains about the parking and the company never addresses it. Even official company documents describing guidelines for parking and traffic refer to the parking lots as incomplete, and also states that parking is considered a privilege (whatever that means). Upper management only cares about the stock price. Period. Last year they delayed our merit increases and took away a paid holiday trying to reach a 9% operating cost. We get flex time, but its very limited. We can't work through lunch and leave early on Friday for example. Speaking of lunch, we only get 30 minutes, and if you aren't in a department with a mule or company vehicle it's practically impossible to make it to the cafeteria, eat, and back to your location in time. The time is very strict also. For example, lunch is from 11:00 to 11:30, but if I go through the gate before 11:04, I will get in trouble because it should take me at least 4 minutes to walk to the gate from where I am. The same applies to start and end of shift. The shift ends at 2:30, but if you leave before 2:34 you get in trouble. Everyone ends up standing around in front of the gate until 2:34, or whatever the limit is for their location. We get PTO, but it doesn't do any good to save it up. The yard shuts down for two weeks in the winter and we only get paid for one. The other week has to come out of your PTO if you need the money. So that pretty much eliminates any possibility of vacation. The pay is also not very competitive, at least not in my field. The people who last at this company are the ones who weren't good enough to find anything better. So like most of the highly skilled professionals that have worked here, I'm using this job as a platform to find something else.
It's better than being unemployed?
Only 30 minutes for lunch makes going to the cafeteria impossible for most people