posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 12:42 PM
Mods, please move if this doesn't fit the GCC. I thought it be could construed as a rant and it would fit well in either forum I think.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the job I do (Distribution) and the people I work with and the pay is great for what I do, but this is just plain
We had management come to the place where I work the other day and give a State of the Company address. We were gathered together and told the state
of the company, how it is staying a profitable business and that profit sharing was to be expected this year. (This is a non-union company BTW)
Then they went on to Workman’s Comp claims. They told us that these claims come out of the profit shares…not insurance. I’m thinking to
myself…WTF! I know that they have Employee Litigation Insurance as well as a Health care plan that the employees pay into.
They told us that many of the claims were the result of a forklift hitting a person, and then said that the dismounted person was at fault. Forklifts
are heavy beasts and they don’t stop well on slippery concrete.
But the part timers are rarely allowed on nor trained on forklifts. The part timers are relegated to handjacks. And we have to work at a brisk pace or
face termination. It is a business after all, I understand that.
One of the guys yesterday pulled me aside and told me to slow down otherwise I may get hurt, which is not good for the company. He was polite, but the
bottom line is that he is worried about his share in my opinion, with good reason.
Fact is, he was speeding on the dock and I was in his blind spot. If I hadn’t ducked back into a trailer, he would have hit me. Speeding on the
docks is commonplace and overlooked. I believe that it is even encouraged, as I said before, it is a fast paced business.
But management dividing full-time employees vs. part time employees hurts the business overall.
I’m now looking for another job since this is the way this company operates.