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Old 02-21-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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I'm talking about the quality & integrity of these warehousing companies when they're hiring people. It's like none of them can be honest up front anymore because they probably don't want to scare off potential employees before they even start. Those in the warehousing field, have you noticed this? I know someone who's been screwed over 3x's w/ some recent warehousing jobs.

Company #1 - Lied when they hired him & said it would be permanent, 40 hrs/wk. HOWEVER, he later found out they only wanted more employees to fulfill a current, huge order & when that was over, they let him go after about 2 wks.

Company #2 - Another job lied to him also & said it's a set M-F 40 hrs/wk schedule. Right away, he found out he'd be working M-Sat 10-11 hrs a day. THEN LATER, they were going to increase the hrs to 12-hr days PLUS they had everyone sign a document stating that they'd be financially responsible if anything in the warehouse was damaged. That's when my friend drew the line, didn't sign the doc & quit.

Company #3 - During the interview, they neglected to mention that one of the job duties involved being high up with NO harness, railings, nor any other kind of safety device where someone could easily slip & fall if they're not careful. No amount of pay is worth it if you're dead!
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:03 PM
 
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No body works in warehouse as a 1st or 2nd or 3rd choice. Unless you are in it for a workout and get paid to do so. Thats the only reason I like to do it a couple of times a week------- at most.

Its grim, dark, depressing, work not all of course but standard for the job.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No body works in warehouse as a 1st or 2nd or 3rd choice. Unless you are in it for a workout and get paid to do so. Thats the only reason I like to do it a couple of times a week------- at most.

Its grim, dark, depressing, work not all of course but standard for the job.
Yes, and like retail, the demand for workers and hours is closely tied to the business being done, and largely seasonal. Most employers are not going to pay people for 40 hours of work if there is only 20 hours of help needed. It's like Home Depot and Lowe's, hiring many people to handle the upcoming spring home improvement season. They will also need more warehousing people during that time, but come fall when business drops off so will the need for help.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: USA
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No body works in warehouse as a 1st or 2nd or 3rd choice. Unless you are in it for a workout and get paid to do so. Thats the only reason I like to do it a couple of times a week------- at most.

Its grim, dark, depressing, work not all of course but standard for the job.

Used to be a good job when they were union shops. I knew many a person who made a career out of driving a forklift, can't really do that anymore. Now like everything else it's done thru temp agencies, low wages, no benefits, and overall lousy working conditions.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: USA
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Yes, and like retail, the demand for workers and hours is closely tied to the business being done, and largely seasonal. Most employers are not going to pay people for 40 hours of work if there is only 20 hours of help needed. It's like Home Depot and Lowe's, hiring many people to handle the upcoming spring home improvement season. They will also need more warehousing people during that time, but come fall when business drops off so will the need for help.
Store chain I worked for tried doing the "call in" employment model where instead of scheduling people they would call them in. When they could not get anyone to drop everything and run in to work a $9 an hour job they went back a more traditional schedule.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Used to be a good job when they were union shops. I knew many a person who made a career out of driving a forklift, can't really do that anymore. Now like everything else it's done thru temp agencies, low wages, no benefits, and overall lousy working conditions.
You nailed it!
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Store chain I worked for tried doing the "call in" employment model where instead of scheduling people they would call them in. When they could not get anyone to drop everything and run in to work a $9 an hour job they went back a more traditional schedule.
That strategy may have worked 2008-2013 when unemployment was high, good they figured it out, no way successful in todays job market.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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Used to be a good job when they were union shops. I knew many a person who made a career out of driving a forklift, can't really do that anymore. Now like everything else it's done thru temp agencies, low wages, no benefits, and overall lousy working conditions.
Yes, very logical. I agree & it's unfortunate that those who may not have the college education has to resort to this kind of job/treatment just to make an honest pay in this society.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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I wouldn't advise it unless its a last resort. I DEFINITELY wouldn't advise it if you're college educated for sure. Its what Im currently doing (in a middle management position) . Turnover is just astronomical company due to constant restructuring of management and centralizing office positions mainly due expense cutting, and there is almost NO room for advancement unless you want to move. Its pretty dirty working conditions, employees are treated like crap (they are just a body to fill) etc. . Unless you luck out with a good manager who invests in you and realizes your potential. But most just want you to fill a void.

You used to be able to make a decent career out of it as others posters have mentioned. But they see you as sub-human today as most of the union shops have gone by the wayside. At the mercy of those at the top who are growing the business or just destroying it unfortunately.

But.. You gotta do what you Gotta do to pay the bills if the options aren't there.
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