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The recent shift and change in C-level management has been a longtime coming, new eyes new ideas. The work is hard and the wages are low for the production employees. Things will change, but its going to take a drastic shake up in the manufacturing management and mindset (specifically the RMM's) to get the results that are wanted.

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Invest in your employees by paying them more and giving them a benefits package that is actually useful (unlike the current one), find ways to automate the more repetitive tasks (ex. tying coils & bundles) to reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, hire an actual ergonomics expert to assess the ergonomics of the job rather than having a random supervisor do it, replace outdated and constantly-malfunctioning equipment instead of repairing it in-house over and over again, find an alternative to cooling the pipes that doesn't involve wasting hundreds of gallons of water and causes DSTs to get completely soaked in the process, and recognize that your (floor level) employees work hard and require adequate rest as they are not machines.

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60-70 week easy.

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No. Bi weekly.

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They'll work you to death. ADS does not understand the concept of time off. You'll likely work 10 hour days 6-7 days a week. Calling off sick will earn you points and it will be noted on your annual review. You have to use vacation time for ANY time off.

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Embarrassed- ADS doesn't have a good reputation in my area. Everyone in this town knows someone who used to (or still does) work here and had a bad experience. ADS is not known a good workplace locally.

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Grueling- like a sweatshop.

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It's nothing more than a job and a paycheck. No pride or employee satisfaction here. It's a daily grind.

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The insurance isn't what it used to be. You'll spend hours on the phone fighting with the insurance company because they didn't cover something routine that should be covered.

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