Pros: The money(at first) and the challenging nature
Cons: A vast majority of the people and the blatantly apparent corporate greed
A typical day at work would consist of clocking in at 7 p.m. then doing intense physical labor for anywhere between 8-13 hours in heat, cold and freezing conditions.
From Sysco I learned to think outside of the box, and to solve difficult problems in an extremely timely manner. (We were paid based on our speed and accuracy of performance.)
Our managers were cool people, but the people above them were not. I attribute this to corporate greed, so maybe this was just a "trickle-down" effect.
Besides a select few, my co-workers were a very large group of uneducated(academically and with life in general), racist, egotistical, uncaring and hateful people. I can not stress enough the displeasure one feels around those people.
The hardest part of the job was several things. Almost no/horrible home life, never feeling rested, driving an hour to work, body always in extreme pain and not getting paid adequately for the caliber of work i was providing them. It also didn't help that they were constantly making us work harder and harder, while paying us less and less, with never giving us any real appreciation.
The most enjoyable part of the job was definitely the fast pace and challenging nature of the position. Very competitive.