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3 weeks start...plus 5 personal days

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Check on the outrageous turn over rate of the VCME operators, and ask yourself the question why.... Lots of good operators are being terminated or quitting there jobs due to bullying by management. Lots of Sr operator's won't ake any time out with the newer employee's to teach them the proper ways of doing things but will fire you in a second when you make a mistake.

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Friday afternoon when guys put requisitions in SAP and put RED, ASAP, NOW, EXPEDITE ORDER, and when you need more information about the order, you find that they were out the front gate at 4:00.
The most stressful part of my position at this plant, is I have no phone. I cannot contact anyone for more information. I cannot call and try to negotiate with vendors to help company save money because I sit in a corner of an office where you don't even know I am here. I am a really good people person and a very good price talker. I used to save ConocoPhillips on many orders.
I have received certificates and over and above performance appraisals in my ability to negotiate. I have never had one conversation with a vendor!

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Most employees start with 10 sick days, but with FMLA and other programs, there are always more availible.

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The McPherson, KS plant has a grim future

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Each Year there were raises due to each employee but ALL employees were privy to quarterly bonuses

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To be honest and positive. It is a great company to work for.

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Unsure on the background check but the TEMP pay is $14.00hr and i believe the full-time employees make $18.00 an hour starting.

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17.00 a hour

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