Pros: breaks every 2 hours
Cons: hard hours (third shift, 10 hour working days)
During my employment with Workbox, I was assigned to work at the Grand Rapids Press. A typical day at the Press would usually result in being assigned to one of three lines which would consist of multiple machines that inserted ads into newspapers. These machines would run at high speeds while the workers 'jogged' ads and placed them into the machines. Learning how to work quickly and effectively with my hands is the only skill I learned on the job. Managing temporary workers could be better, they had a breif and ineffective process of screening the workers work ethics before placing them on the job. Therefore, some of my co-workers were lazy, dishonest, and had been let go and then rehired without an effective screening of their improved work ethics. The hardest and most enjoyable part of the job was running two to three ads at one time. It allowed me to work at my quickest and best performance to which my reputation with my supervisor gave the impression that I could be handed a difficult job and still impress and succeed. It also gave a sense of accomplishment seeing an empty skid with your forehead dripping with sweat, instead of running a single ad and spending hours standing in place.