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It would be impossible to choose just one thing, because honestly, there's really nothing good about working there. But if I had to pick one, I'd say it's the fact that you can't just stay on the same job on the same shift without being reassigned. Most of the jobs out there were a nightmare anyway and they'll totally destroy your body and your mind, but if you're low seniority, it's very difficult to just stay put on the same job on the same shift without having to worry about being reassigned. It's especially insulting when the reason that you're being reassigned is simply because other employees from some other department are too lazy to show up for work, so you have to get reassigned out of your department to go and cover for them. That's both a slap and a spit in the face. Why should you have to be punished just because other people don't want to show up for work?

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The number to talk to someine about hiring in the gm plant

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After you complete the online assessment (AND assuming you score well enough), you will be called in for a hands on skills assessment. After that, you will be told that you will be contacted between 1 and 6 weeks. It appears as though you have to have your phone strapped to your head 24/7 as I received a call about 5 weeks later and they left a message to call to set up a drug screen. I called them back 8 times and left two messages ONLY to find out the next morning that they filled all of the drug screen slots. I felt this was unfair and that I and every other person who they couldn't speak with should have been given 24 hours before anyone else was allowed to take my spot. The lady then tells me that "if/when more positions open up, I will get another call". Well, I saw on Facebook today that GM Flint Assembly is hiring AND I received no call. This part of the hiring process is farmed out to some company in Nevada.

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The working hours at the Defiance, Ohio plant were a nightmare. Lots of mandatory overtime. You'll be lucky if you can even get a weekend off. If you're on a job that's supposed to be 8 1/2 hours, Monday - Friday, they'll end up forcing you to work 9 1/2 hours, Monday - Saturday. If it's supposed to be 10 1/2 hours, either Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday, they'll end up forcing you to work 11 1/2 hours, five days out of the week. And that's the REGULAR overtime rules. If the company declares your plant to be "crucial", then they can force you to live there TWELVE HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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Financially, I'm sure that GM's future will be very bright. As for the future of the employees themselves, if we're being honest about it, their future is very bleak. People are going to continue to be laid off from their jobs at GM across the U.S., and the ones who actually get to stay are going to get screwed with lousy contracts that make their daily lives more and more miserable. The company itself will be around forever, but unless you already have FIFTY YEARS OF SENIORITY, your future as an employee out there is going to be a nightmare. And that's the truth that a lot of people don't want to hear or don't want to admit. There is no such thing as a bright future for newer employees out there. Not anymore.

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Listen to customer opinions, have the government impose quotas on imports, as for tax breaks target the foreign competiton rather than caving to it, resign and admit our incompetence

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I would make sure that employees get more vacation hours, and/or make sure that employees get forced to work a lot less mandatory overtime. People need to be able to have a personal life. Also, job reassignment is absolutely ridiculous out there. Lower seniority people get reassigned off of their jobs all the time just because their coworkers don't want to show up for work. Job reassignment needs to NOT be a thing out there. If people don't want to show up, they need to be fired and replaced with new employees who will show up to work. Stop reassigning people from one job to another to try to make up for people who are too lazy to show up for work. The actual jobs themselves need to be improved as well. I did a lot of jobs out there that did nothing but physically destroy the human body. The working conditions were beyond insane. That's why a lot of the older guys out there could barely even walk. Their bodies were destroyed from doing ridiculously hard jobs for all of those years.

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I wear a very short haircut how will they test my hair ,and I'm a woman

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My experience is no. I successfully interviewed and was hired for the Lease End Experience position on October 1st, 2018. On October 3rd, 2018 I was contacted to complete CareerBuilder's Background Check Application and to drug test. I completed both on that same day. I was to start my position on October 22, 2018. I waited and waited to hear back from GM Financial as a final email was to be sent to give direction for the first day I was to start. On October 17th I sent an email to find out what was going on and got no response. After waiting 24 hours I sent a 2nd email to the recruiter who did my initial phone interview to find out what was going on. She called me within the hour and told me, over the phone less than 5 days before my start date they had recinded my offer due to a possession charge from 2015. No understand NOWHERE in the background check questionnaire do they ask if you have had any prior arrests or give you a chance to explain. In my case I had already completed all requirements of the court and had been successfully discharged from probation early had received deferred adjudification for the charge. My advise to anyone with any type of criminal record to proceed with caution. The greatest disappointment to me was that I had to hunt them down to find out I wasn't going to be hired. After such a good experience interviewing and seeing the company and everything I read about GM Financial I am extremely disappointed.

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It depends on what line you work on. Some full-time and other temps are awful. Pretty young girls get by with everything and got trained and helped with every job. I didn't hate. They were my friends. They have friends that stick together and like to laugh and pick on others. No full time ppl offer to help. "It's not my job" But the team leaders are too lazy or don't know how to do the job themselves. Some will be your buddy but quickly throw you under the bus to look good. Management is always changing so no one knows what's going on. So much lack if communication. Things are learnt by hearsay. Most unorganized place I've ever worked.

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