Business Owner and Operator (Former Employee), Leland, NC – September 14, 2013
General maintenance on residental property. As owner I learned how to manage a business. I had only a few workers and used a network of contacts to preform work that was outside the scope of my abilities. There was not real hard part of this work and I really enjoyed the interaction with the owners of the preperties
Maintenance/Saftey (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – August 8, 2013
Pros: co-workers are more of a family
Cons: no chance for advancement
I have to say I learned lots of things in the warehouse environment from, driving forklifts, loading and unloading trucks and more. On the other hand I felt sometimes you can work so hard and give so much for a company, and yet go unappreciated. I thank the company and co-workers whom I learned from so much, but when one tries to be with a company for – more... the long run and make a career with them, it makes it hard to continue when you see that there is no chance for advancement. – less
I learned how to be reliable, flexible, and dependable on a job.
Janitor (Former Employee), York, PA – July 26, 2013
While I was working at Crispus Attucks as a janitor, I learned what a day on the job is like. I worked usually right after school, so I was tired but I still go the job done. While I worked there, I would start with switching out the trash and taking it out every day. From there, I would clean the windows and vacuum the classrooms that needed vacuuming. – more... After that, I would work with a coworker and get the bathrooms out of the way. The toilets, the sinks, mirrors, and sweeping and mopping the floor. If the hallways needed to be done, I would sweep and mop those as well. Occasionally, I would also help to strip, buff, or wax the floors. My coworker and I always wanted to get what needed done out of the way instead of fooling around so we can just go home. My supervisor was okay with this, but we still needed to get our hours out of the way, so he would give us other things to do. However, since we always got the job done, he would let us get free snacks or drinks from the vending machines. The hardest part of the job was needing to be flexible and work around events when I didn't know if there was an event going on. The best part of the job is that I got to work with other people to get the job done. – less
Student worker (Former Employee), Quincy, IL – May 29, 2013
Pros: fun atmosphere
A typical day at work included preparing classrooms or play yard equipment by priming and patching holes and then painting them according to teacher/principals liking. The hardest part of the job was not being able to give your own advice, but the most enjoyable part of the job was the compliments we recieved.
Driver/Maintenance (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – March 5, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work is like a everyday. I learned how too work with other.The management is a goog work place. My co-worker is a nice person too work with. There is no hard part about this job. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with others and meeting new people.
Perfect Attendance with Positive Attitude and a team player that works well with others
Head coach of safety team (Current Employee), Louisville Kentucky – January 10, 2013
Pros: get alot of free food
Cons: have to take a break every four hours no matter what.
Keeping the system running with minimum downtime and making the customers happy. Keep up and do preventative maintenance on the machinery. Help and assist other employees and take on leadership roles. I have learned alot about PLC's and reading schematics better. The managment here is honest and good to work with and for. The hardest part of my job – more... is dealing with negative attitudes and people who dont care or want to help out other team players. The most enjoyable about my job is having one of course but being able to grow and learn more and train others to help them in their everyday routine. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – November 2, 2012
Pros: full-time w/benefits
Cons: rotating hours
It was pretty fast paced. We had a tight schedule to keep. I had to clean the restrooms and breakrooms, and the floor on the front end all before 7am. I had to then cover the gas station breaks, and take my break. After that I had to do restroom checks and the garbage. Then I would finish scrubbing the entire floor. I would check in with the next shift – more... and let them know what the work day was looking like, and they would pick up where I left off. Overall it was a decent experience. I liked my co-workers, we worked well together. The hardest part of my job was getting everything done on time. The most enjoyable part was working with a great team and nice members. – less