Pros: interesting stories to tell later.
Cons: short breaks, had to wait for someone to let me into the factory constantly, very little life/job balance
Working for MMMM was a unique and eye opening experience into what has been "colorfully" called "Shift Work". The hours were normally rather late, lasting in twelve hour shifts back-to-back being the longest that I had to work, while the 8-hour shifts are the shorter of the two.
I found myself blatantly lied to during my interview where I was told that the heaviest thing I'd probably have to lift was a trash can and briefed - in vivid detail - as to what to do if blood is found in the workplace. I was under the impression that I would be given a janitorial position, that sadly was not the case.
I was sent to the General Tire Factory in my town, given a mop and bucket and pushed into an area affectionately referred to as "The Pit" where large machines that reeked of burned rubber, roared and thrummed like an overloaded washing machine right by my head - which my supervisor was quick to remind me, they could take off if I wasn't careful.
My first day on the job, I was placed with my "trainer" - and I use that word loosely - who gave me the impression that my entire existence during this toil was to sweep off the white build up that collected underneath the machines, while periodically sweeping up the dust that often collected under the pallets as they're moved about - it was only until THREE days in, that I learned this was the job you did when you had spare time and I had not attended my actual work station in those past three days, due to his incompetence.
The environment was unsafe as black soot turned spit and the interior of your nose black, dirtied your clothes and eventually triggered an asthma attack - something I haven't had since my childhood - that eventually lead to the end of my employment with MMMM and the tire factory.