Get new supervisors and management
USDA Seasonal Cotton Classer (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – February 9, 2018
Terrible management and supervisors: they literally drive people away from job early in the season (it's seasonal). And rather than hire more people, they spread the work around those who remain, forcing more people to leave early in the season. While the USDA has posted schedules that you agree to work, management will often change your time out as well as your duties each day. They will not give you days off unless they decide to give you a day off (this is 7 days a week for the season). Also, don't get sick there: they will call the ambulance for you and make you go to the ER and you will owe a lot of $$$. People get sick there a lot, so buy a breathing mask or respirator because you'll need working around all the chemicals in that cotton!
I really think if management worked at creating a better schedule and work with people a little better, my review would be more positive, because the pay is good and most of the staff I had no problem with. But really, I really noticed how undemocratic a job with the government is. I really think that the USDA in Lubbock needs to replace their entire management and supervision. They have been there so long that they even have RSVP parking spots not just the manager, but the secretary, the cleaning lady, and all the supervisors there! How do you get that kind of special treatment in the government department?
You will get really sick there and the managment is terrrible and does care about anyone under them