Pros: fixed, predictable work schedule, no experience necessary, paid training.
Cons: no breaks within our 6 hour shifts, little appreciation, working in conditions similar to outside temperatures.
A typical day at work involves marking freight in an inbound trailer with pertinent information, and taking that freight to its intended destination to be loaded into an outbound trailer. I have developed excellent forklift operation skills, keen peripheral vision, and as a by-product I am now better at geography. Management is kind of so-so. They are all nice people but many of them do not show appreciation for our hard work often enough. The co-workers are all fun people. However, there is a lot of swearing and insulting/jokes flying around every day. The hardest part of the job would be trying to get specific freight to its destination on time so that the trailer can leave on time. When we have multiple pieces of freight that need to be taken at one point it can get stressful and confusing. The most enjoyable part of the job is simply driving the forklift. It is much more enjoyable than constantly sitting or constantly standing like at other businesses.