Very busy and unorganized
Beverage Assembler (Former Employee) – East Boston, MA – January 4, 2019
I worked for LSG SkyChefs when they had a contract with JetBlue Airways as an Assembler for the snacks and beverages that are sold on airplanes. The job started out great, then members of management started to leave or retire, things went downhill from there. It's a union job so after 4 months of working a great schedule from 12 pm to 10 pm, 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday I had to bid on my new schedule. I ended up getting a shift from 3 am to 1 pm Friday to Monday which I hated. I had to take the train to work at midnight and wait in the office until 3 am. They changed the shifts three more times over the course of a year, just when you got used to one shift they would have another schedule bid, and change everything around. It was a very dirty place to work and if you complained they would make your life miserable, or find a reason to write you up. Most employees stole food, beverages, and other supplies, the security was horrible. The security should have been much better since these galley carts were going on airplanes which is mandated by the Federal government. The union was a joke, I applied to be a shop steward, and never got to attend training's or union meetings because my supervisor gave me a hard time about leaving to attend the meetings. We paid about $30 to $40 a week for union dues and we never got raises or better health insurance. It's no wonder this company lost their contract with JetBlue to Gate Gourmet.
Free beverages, free lunches
Odd work schedules, pay, management, bad union