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How are the working hours?

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Typically start at 6 am. Leaving at 2:30 pm. HOWEVER, this changes daily, at a moments notice, without warning. Daily production schedules exist, but If the work isn't done far enough into the never ending schedule, then at any given time you'll be asked to come in early, stay late, or work weekends, without warning, in order to stay caught up. Sometimes employees in a specific area will be shuffled around due to poor attendance in another area, and the others left behind will be EXPECTED to alter their schedule to cover for them. Example: "Joe didn't show up on the mainline today, so Im taking Bob from your line to cover for him." Now Mary has to work much harder and faster, or stay late or even come in on Saturday to make up for Bob being taken from her. If Mary cant or wont alter her schedule then shes forever behind. And there's nothing she can do about it unless she can get caught back up once Bob returns. Often times attendance will be so poor that entire lines will be shut down and employees are dispersed throughout the shop or sent home. Because a half staffed production line doesn't run as efficiently as a fully staffed one and good production numbers is all corporate cares about. Now the line is a full day behind and overtime is now "Mandatory!" Summer hours are extremely long and exhausting. 10, 11, 12 hour days are normal and expected, along with full days on Saturdays and even a few Sundays. Hours in the winter are just the opposite. Taking days off in the middle of a work week due to a lack of work is common. Depending on who you are and what your skill level is, you may get 30 hours a week in the dead of winter.

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Start work at:
3:00 PM
Get out at:
12:00 AM

Answered - Production Planner (Former Employee) - Cedar Rapids, IA

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Normal hours for the Building Material industry.

Answered - Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) - TN

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14hour day no work life balance

Answered - Regional Operations Manager| Mid-Atlantic (Current Employee) - Lorton, VA

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50 + a week

Answered - Production Supervisor (Former Employee) - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Since they cut personnel you have to work overtime because your doing the work of employees who were let go with no increased pay,

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