Harsh working conditions, little pay and unsecure hours.
Shipping Dept consisted of picking, packing and shipping golf supplies. The warehouse was not conditioned for weather (freezing in winter and temps of up to 100 degrees or more in peak summer hours) The temps provided through the staffing agency were unreliable and depending of if they arrived to work each day and amount of orders placed by customers, determined the hours worked in a day. Typical (non golf season) average hours was 6 per day. Peak season and Christmas orders were almost 12 hours days, mandatory. Not family friendly! Point system in place and clocking in 1 minute late for your scheduled shift constituted in 1/2 point, making the add up very quickly. Dr. notes or court appointments were also not counted as excused absences. Pay was minimum wage through temp service, but Gold Warehouse paid them $10, a large difference. The only time upper management came into our area was to fire someone, or tour potential clients/buyers. Company lunches were provided only to depts. who met monthly sales goals and nothing to do with actual work performance. If the food ran out, you clocked back in to work and got no lunch.
Coworkers fought and argued with management, making it hard to work productively as a team. Almost all promotion positions were made outside, hiring in new people off the street. When management was questioned, they either didn't answer you or said it was because their skill level was higher, only to find out later they had no previous experience.
The only part I enjoyed was the fast paced environment, making my days go by quickly!