reply to post by Mercenary2007
Hi there, Merc.
Some years ago, I worked for the Tillamook Country Smoker. It's where all that yummy Tillamook beef jerky comes from. It's a pretty big factory
operation, given that it's in such a podunk corner of Oregon. Anyway, the place is vehemently non-union. And I can say that it was, without a doubt,
the most unsafe place I have ever worked. Caustic chemicals, idiots firing pressure washers at each other, and all sorts of other OSHA violations.
The place promised a pretty good benefits package, but no one there ever got those bennies; ever. They kicked in after two years working there, and
most people ended up fired at around 1 year, 11 months according to the word (I was only there two months, it was too insane for me). Unfortunately,
Bay City, OR does not have that many other opportunities for employment, so after you got fired, you eventually ended up coming back to the Smoker
seeing if they'd take you back; and they would, but your benefits would only kick in after 2 years.
And let's not even talk about the store they ran, which was the primary shop-spot for people in Bay City who didn't want to drive all the way out to
the Fred Meyers in Tillamook.
Bottom line, the place was dangerous, had low pay, unquestionably took advantage of its workforce, definitely
employed illegals, and was
overall a terrible place to work. Was it because htey were non-union? I dunno, but as a member of a SEIU workshop now, I can see a huge difference in
By the by, don't eat Tillamook beef jerky. The place is rancid, and there's no goddamned telling what the oven cleaner content of your salty snack