Pros: getting done and clocking out
Cons: the above-mentioned ideas of management, the stress and frustration, getting wrote up and fired because of human imperfection in dealing with all the aforementioned mess
Fast paced, high rate production work, which contributes to quality issues for both the Molding and Finishing departments. Management is sometimes short-sighted, plays "blind man's bluff", implementing ideas which look good on paper or a projection screen in meetings but doesn't seem to work out often enough in achieving production efficiency or desired quality at the plant floor level. Some are "educated idiots". Sadly, people in the various area of management have little or no idea what it is like actually doing the work on the plant floor, otherwise, they would/could implement better ideas that would help the company better achieve its desired goals of quality for its customers. Most of my co-workers were good folk to work with, though.
Hardest part of the job was dealing with the above-mentioned kind of ideas from management and still make production sometimes, along with the frustration and stress of making production numbers of desired quality parts for customers.
Most enjoyable part of the job was. . .finishing and cleaning up at the end of the shift, along with the occasional good idea that actually helped us now and then.