Picker/Packer, Ontario, CA - August 22, 2015
The recruiter was great, the one thing that stood out for me is that he offered me three or four positions that match my job skills including the job that I was assigned to, unlike other agencies that just like to put you in any job with out giving you a detail job description or just like to mass recruit. It was great to have options and other jobs pay above ten, but problem was a resume was required so I took a picker/packer job which is what I wanted anyways. As for issues with agency, sometimes they were late on payday citing reason for "Updating our new System" (whatever that means??). Also, when trying to get a personal day off the female recruiters would hassle and almost go out of their way into finding out why are you requesting a day off (REALLY!!???). As for the job itself, it was easy, I was picking and packing furniture, typical day at work was the lead would hand out order tickets and workers would walk around from location to location with RF scanner, cart and radio. Radio was used to report any damaged or missing items in locations when picking or packing. Job for the most times would be dusty and repetitive. I was able to obtain certification for electric pallet jack by Kimco but no raise. Management was friendly and was helpful on any questions you had, also like how they were more focused on accuracy rather than speed. Co-workers were great and easy to get along with but a lot of them quit mostly because they didn't like the job or let go because of attendance so you kind of had to try to get fired lol. The job was temp to hire but unfortunately the pay raise was not good, the hours were cut from 8 to 6 a day but would work from Monday to Friday. I learned that the company had recently open, the 2nd shift I was in was only open basically to prevent from 1st shift to do overtime. I left the job for better pay and 40+ hours. All in all it was a great experience I wish I was in 1st shift to least to get 40 hours a week and I wouldn't mind going back if they let me.