Pros: Friendly and helpful staff at Hanes
Cons: Rigid point system and no help from Kellys
She placed me at HanesBrand. I didn't mind the job at all and I was getting quite good at it toward the end. The people were very friendly. I was supposed to check product from approximately 65 machines for defects. and if I found defects, I was to check for more defects, log them and report the issue to a "knitter" who could fix the problem. But I was consistently getting followed around by supervisors with stop watches timing how long it took me to check each machine, because I wasn't able to reach 8 rotations a shift. I addition to this, I lived 25 miles away and commuted to work daily. in the winter if the roads were bad, they told us to not come in if we didn't feel safe. But if we did that, we were docked points and if we ran out of allotted points, we were fired. Working for Kelly's we were not given vacation and not allowed to request days off if we did not have the points to cover it. If you were sick, that also came out of your points. So, I'm sure that you can see how quickly this adds up. When I went to the doctor and found out I had an allergic reaction to the oils in the machines, I no longer had points to use to take time off to let the swelling in my hands go down, and I was no longer employed.