Working at TMMK
hahaha

Pleasanton, CA

#23 Jul 28, 2009
I had a question... My boyfriend just got hired on through Kelly Services and he started today and had orientation yesterday. He passed the urine test but he and I both know that he won't pass a hair test. They told him they were waiting on the hair test to come back... So I was wondering when they get it back will they fire him or should he just say something to them???
tmmk worker

Clarksville, TN

#25 Jul 28, 2009
The dress code there is to always wear steel toed shoes, safety glasses, and if you have rivets on your jeans and you work in assembly, you have to cover any metal rivets on your jeans with duck tape as well as any metal shoelace eyelets on your steel toed boots. If you're willing to work hard, do a good job as far as good quality is concerned, it's well worth working there. You won't get this kind of pay anywhere else and their benefits definitely beat everyone elses. And yes, many many people do get hurt working there. They do all they can to cut costs anywhere; that includes piling as much work as they can onto one process. Then you're having to work twice as hard, but also have to try and make no mistakes. But...like I said. If you don't mind working hard, it's well worth it. I know people that have worked there for over 15 years. They may complain now and again about the work, but they know they make good money; they're still there. If you work there, do your best and I certainly hope you enjoy the benefits you'll reap from the hard work you do. Good Luck!!! ;-)
past tmmk temp

United States

#26 Aug 10, 2009
Yes it is intense. Good money, good exercise to stay in shape.. good way to break your body down...good way to get divorced if need be...good royal fu*king up the ass if you ask me. My boyfriend works there and has for 18 years. It is a great job if it pays the bills. How would you like to bust your ass for 24 months and down to the countdown of 3 days of getting hired and they let you go? lol Its kinda comical but I was told in the beginning from sooooo many people they would do that. I aint knocking the quality of their cars...its a dog eat dog world and if your married, you might as well get the papers together. Divorce rate at Toyota is higher than the divorce rate in all of the U.S. Im sorry TMMK workers, I have no respect for some of the assholes that work there like Johnny Boreman. Pure ASSHOLE!!!! There are many more, theyre everywhere in every factory. There is alot of good people that work there too. To whom is interested in getting hired at TMMK..GOOD LUCK! Its a long process, long wait...u get used to the money and POOF! Its gone. Its been 3 and half years ago since I was there and I was really PISSED the hell off at that place. Still am at times...But when you feel something like pressure in your ass..Youll refer back to this conversion. Wish you luck!
toyotasucks

Williamstown, KY

#27 Oct 12, 2009
I worked my rear off for them for years only to be injured and put out the door. I have titanium rods and a steel cage in my back due to those no good bastards.They will injure you and put you out the door and tell everyone inside that you quit, they also buy out the attorneys baby...that's the real world of Toyota. Sad sad sad
UNION

Edmonton, KY

#28 Oct 14, 2009
toyotasucks wrote:
I worked my rear off for them for years only to be injured and put out the door. I have titanium rods and a steel cage in my back due to those no good bastards.They will injure you and put you out the door and tell everyone inside that you quit, they also buy out the attorneys baby...that's the real world of Toyota. Sad sad sad
I AGREE TOYOTA SUCKS ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES THAT TREAT THERE EMPLOYEES LIKE CRAP. ALL FACTORY WORKERS ARE JUST NUMBERS TO THE NON UNION PLANTS YOU ARE NOT A PERSON TO THEM.YOU ARE ONLY A #. TO ALL YOU WHO WORK FOR OR PAST WORKERS THAT HAVE GOT HURT AND LOST YOUR JOB BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT PERFORM THE JOB,ITS NOT YOUR FAULT. THE BLAME LIES ON THE COMPANY.UNION HELL YES.
Current Temp

Georgetown, KY

#29 Nov 16, 2010
I have worked as a temp for 3 years now. My ex wife (you will most likely have one of these when you go to 2nd shift) wanted me to leave my dream job for the Toyota money & benefits (neither of which are on the same level as a few years ago). After working there for two years they laid all temps off. At the time I had all high evals, perfect attendance, & even went the extra to become a quality circle leader.

Kelly pays better than precision, but they still get alot of money for the work you do without offering much in return. Your pay is still just over half what a full time team member makes, but you are given the same responibilities with none of the benefits, plus, you have to be flexible and work 1st or 2nd shift as they require. Also, if you get in a car work or have mono or some other medical reason you can't work for more than time than you have vacation (you only have 3, 4, 5 days) then you will be fired and they will fight your unemployment claim.

It's my belief that very few temps will ever be hired now. I believe they have seen that cost are so much lower by constantly recycling temps that they will never hire as much as they once did. Just my opinion, but it fits with the current way they've run since the Japanese stopped being there.

As for the work, once your body aclimates, it's not that hard. After 4-6 months, you'll stop feeling much pain, but other things will hurt down the road. If you do get hired on and don't mind 2nd shift for anvery long time, don't have kids, or a wife, & are young, you can't beat the money for essentially just showing up and doing the same thing over & over & over & over...etc.

If you want a job that bases things on your merit and not your time in service. Stay away! If don't want to work for half pay & little benefits. Stay away! If you want to work someplace that will appreciate you as worker, don't be temp here.

The only reason I'm still here is it allows me to go to school full time and leave work at work. As soon as some of my debts are gone in 8 months, I'm leaving for any job that allows me to still go to school full time. You might need even the half pay to make ends meet, but if you don't, toyota is not worth all you'll lose.
Tcook

Hamilton, OH

#30 Nov 30, 2010
Hi, I am going for the physical part of the test on Friday, was just wondering what it is like, and what can I expect?
Tcook

Hamilton, OH

#31 Nov 30, 2010
Hi, I am going for the physical part of the test on Friday, and was wondering what to expect?
StillWaiting

Richmond, KY

#32 Nov 30, 2010
Tcook wrote:
Hi, I am going for the physical part of the test on Friday, and was wondering what to expect?
I took and passed the Toyota physical a few months back, and I'm still waiting for them to hire me. They basically test everything they can. Be prepared to be there for several hours. They check your heartbeat, lungs, and flexibility at the first place. They will give you a test to check your peripheral vision as well as your regular vision. They will give you a hearing test. They test your hand strength and they give you a test to check for carpal tunnel syndrome. That test will freak you out, but it's nothing to be afraid of. They hook electrodes to your wrist and run an electric charge into your wrist to check your muscle response. You will feel the shock, but it's not enough to hurt you. They make you exhale into a machine as hard as you can to check your lung capacity. I hope you don't smoke, or you will have trouble with it. I'm a non-smoker and barely passed that one. Last but not least, they will do a drug test on you. Actually, two drug tests. You have to pee in a cup (the typical "piss test") and they also cut off part of your hair to check for drugs that the urine test won't detect such as marijuana and cocaine. If you are a drug user, don't even waste your time trying to get a job at Toyota. Hope this helps you out. Good luck to you!
wildcat

Lawrenceburg, KY

#33 Dec 22, 2010
What kind of testing besides physical and drugs do they do now.
from afar

Georgetown, KY

#34 Dec 23, 2010
How to spot a TMMK employee at Georgetown events. They are humpbacked and look dog tired. Lowest paying auto maker in the country. If ya work for em, you might as well hang the rising sun off you front porch.
Dan

United States

#35 Dec 23, 2010
Want to work wrote:
I had my interview last week, and they said that the goal is for all the temps hired on to go permanent within 36 months. So we may have to stick it out quite a while, but in the long run it will be worth it.
And if it were a union plant you would be permanent on your 91st day
Lex

Newark, OH

#36 Dec 29, 2010
How long does it take to hear back after physical and drug test?
WantAToyotaJob

Richmond, KY

#37 Dec 30, 2010
Lex wrote:
How long does it take to hear back after physical and drug test?
Lex, that's the same question I'm asking? When did you pass your physical/drug test? I passed my physical and drug test back in September. I haven't heard a thing since. I was told when I first applied that it would be one to four months to get hired as a temp. That would put me getting hired sometime in January if that is true. Now they're telling me it could be sometime in March.

It's kind of ridiculous that Toyota and Kelly Services makes you jump through so many hoops just to get a temp job, and then keep you waiting hoping they will call. I'm giving them about one more month. Have you heard anything?
contractor

Florence, KY

#38 Jan 3, 2011
I've been at toyota for 4.5 yrs through precision now at e/p I don't think there ever going to hire
WantAToyotaJob

Richmond, KY

#39 Jan 3, 2011
contractor wrote:
I've been at toyota for 4.5 yrs through precision now at e/p I don't think there ever going to hire
What is it like working there? I'm trying to get hired on as a temp right now through Kelly Services. Every time I call them, they give me a different answer as to when they will be hiring. I don't think Kelly Services and Toyota communicate very well.

Are you glad you work there? What are the conditions like? How are you treated as a temp? Do they pay you well?

Since: Dec 10

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#40 Jan 4, 2011
Temps are getting played Toyaota will not be hiring for a long time. They can hire temps at 25 dollars an hour total costs. A toyota employee costs them 54 dollars an hour. You do the math Toyota employees need to wake up.A union would put them on the same playing field as the big 3 and the employees might be able to live a healthy fulfilling life w/o feeling broke down all the time and have pocket change all at the same time
BEEN UNION BEFORE

Harrodsburg, KY

#41 Jan 8, 2011
UNION wrote:
<quoted text>I AGREE TOYOTA SUCKS ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES THAT TREAT THERE EMPLOYEES LIKE CRAP. ALL FACTORY WORKERS ARE JUST NUMBERS TO THE NON UNION PLANTS YOU ARE NOT A PERSON TO THEM.YOU ARE ONLY A #. TO ALL YOU WHO WORK FOR OR PAST WORKERS THAT HAVE GOT HURT AND LOST YOUR JOB BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT PERFORM THE JOB,ITS NOT YOUR FAULT. THE BLAME LIES ON THE COMPANY.UNION HELL YES.
UNIONS ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM AT THE LOCAL LEVEL SO YOU HAVE UNIONS THAT SUCK AND UNIONS THAT DONT BUT IT DOES NOT MATTER WHEN A FEDERAL JUDGE CAN THROW YOUR CONTRACT OUT AT HIS OWN DISCRETION.IVE WORKED THERE FOR 16 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN HURT 4 TIMES AND HAVE BEEN DELT WITH GOOD SOME HAVE NOT AS WITH ANY COMPANY OUT THERE ITS THE PEOPLE YOU DEAL WITH NOT THE COMPANY AS A WHOLE JUST PLAY THEIR GAME AND REPORT WHEN YOU GET HURT AT THE FIRST SIGN OF PAIN DONT WAIT UNTILL ITS TOO LATE LIKE SOME DO.IAM 50 YEARS OLD AND HAVE HAD ONLY THREE JOBS IN MY LIFE ALL WITH BIG COMPANYS AND THEY ARE ALL THE SAME AND THEY TREAT YOU THE SAME.MANAGEMENT ONLY KNOWS WHAT LOWER MANAGEMENT TELLS THEM
BEEN UNION BEFORE

Harrodsburg, KY

#42 Jan 8, 2011
gtownguy wrote:
Temps are getting played Toyaota will not be hiring for a long time. They can hire temps at 25 dollars an hour total costs. A toyota employee costs them 54 dollars an hour. You do the math Toyota employees need to wake up.A union would put them on the same playing field as the big 3 and the employees might be able to live a healthy fulfilling life w/o feeling broke down all the time and have pocket change all at the same time
YEA LAIDOFFS AND MORE LAYOFFS
BEEN UNION BEFORE

Harrodsburg, KY

#43 Jan 8, 2011
from afar wrote:
How to spot a TMMK employee at Georgetown events. They are humpbacked and look dog tired. Lowest paying auto maker in the country. If ya work for em, you might as well hang the rising sun off you front porch.
You are full of shit and it sounds like you are just LAZZY

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