Worst Job I Ever Had
The Gary site is very, very small, and the majority of employees there are set in their archaic, dysfunctional ways.
I was a salary employee. A typical work day was filled with harassment from my direct coworker with whom I shared an office space along with that coworker's friend. Throughout the day the two would talk about their intimate love lives, other employees and the plant manager out loud. There were always more details said about their relationships than I wanted to hear, and the comments about the employees and plant manager were almost never positive. My direct coworker belittled me any chance that person could get along with whoever else that person did not like. Both the plant manager and HR rep knew about this person's misbehavior and maltreatment of others but neither did anything to reprimand this person. They either made excuses for the behavior or empty promises that something proactive would be done.
It seemed like my coworker had the plant manager under the delusion that the site could not function without that person. However, I constantly witnessed that person either half assing their work or trying to hand it off to someone else. My coworker was well aware of their own laziness which is why that person was threaten by me when I came along.
While working for Smiths Medical, I learned that my well being is most important. I eventually left the company in pursuit of another that actually values its employees.