The Little Rock distribution center was extremely poorly managed. Because of the poor management inventory representatives were trained on the fly and asked to perform high level tasks without adequate support. Many, many team members resigned (or were terminated) and were not replaced in a timely manner- or at all. This created increased stress on the remaining team members, mandatory overtime in a 24/7 environment, unrealistic expectations, accidents, and unhappy hospital customers.
The company only hires once per month and for some reason, many people who were hired failed to attend onboarding (6 hours away) and thus were terminated before they even began. This set hiring back another month each time this occurred. Rather than hire several people and hopefully have a few who actually go through onboarding, the company would only hire one or two employees at a time.
As the team crumbled and went from about 15 employees to 8, you would have been hard pressed to find anyone in management with either the authority or desire to bring in extra help from other centers or allow new hires to begin work immediately in a limited capacity before onboarding. If you brought a concern to management about not having the correct tools or being over worked, your dedication to "the mission" was questioned.
All of which was very unfortunate because the job should have been great. When appropriately staffed the job was fast paced, but manageable and saving lives does give a sense of accomplishment.
Saving lives, introduction to blood banking
Inept management, very long and stressful shifts, weekend rotation