I enjoyed working with the night crew once they warmed up to me; I had to win them over with food, being friendly, and reminding them that I'm just making sure everyone keeps their job at the end of the night. The QA tech is usually the least popular person on site next to the USDA inspector. It took about a month to win them over but once I did this, the bakery, cheese/sauce, sanitation, and maintenance managers would open up on any issues taking place, which was necessary for me to do my job. I checked over production, rooms being cleaned, equipment, procedures/paperwork being carried out properly, etc. The hours for QA are consistent but unfortunately the hours are either extremely high when a contract comes in or extremely slow for the production workers. The sanitation department puts in a lot of hours each week and works almost every holiday. The work conditions go from extremely hot/humid to freezing cold depending on the room and if you are in QA expect to walk several miles on cement each shift. I wore tennis shoes with extra support and brought a winter coat with me even in the summer.