A typical day at work on the assembly line was always very fast paced, and stressful. Machines would break down, and we would have to wait for maintenance to come repair the line.
This affected our production as we had a minimum amount of seats that had to come off the line by the end of my shift.
I learned a lot about utilizing power tools, performing light maintenance on various stations.
The workplace culture was very cut throat. Working for a temp agency was supposed to give me the opportunity to be hired on permanently at the company I was placed at. I worked very very hard, working overtime when asked, working different assembly lines when asked. This was the hardest part of the job. As dedicated as I was to the company and to the assembly line I worked on, I never could get anywhere with the company
The best part of my job was when we reached a production amount of 500 seats that came off the line. Our minimum production amount was 350 seats. Seeing my work come off the line gave me a sense of pride that I couldn't put into words.
Paid lunches, paid time off
Insufficient healthcare, difficulty in obtaining a permanent position