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#1 May 30, 2013
I have been offered a Job at Meridian Specialty Yarn Group in Valdese .
Its twelve hour Shifts but that's ok seeing how I live a good ways away and could get my hours out of the way in less days than driving everyday .
Does anyone know anything about this place? is it a good place to work?
im not from the area and just wondering if its worth the Jump thank you .
#2 Jun 3, 2013
#3 Jun 18, 2013
My brother worked there a while back .
The Good = as many hours as you can work they got them . The Jobs are not overly difficult and they will train you in most cases . The people are nice too .
The bad = The Pay . Most Jobs only pay a maximum 9 bucks an hour at top pay.
12 hour shifts. 3 breaks total for 12 hours work . one 20 minute , one 30 min(lunch) and one more 20 minute . 3 breaks for twelve hours of work standing on your feet all day is no fun .
Also no phones - cell phones or pay phones on premises.
Also the Factory is not air conditioned.
no baggy clothing
no long hair
no going outside at all during work hours
no smoking anywhere on premises
no cell phones aloud on premises
no pay phones anywhere on premises
required ear plugs and goggles
once you clock in there is no going back out until you punch out . if you need to make normal phone calls to check on your family or kids throughout the day thats not gonna happen here .If you want to wear shorts because the factory is 110 degrees with no air conditioning thats not gonna happen .
#4 Jun 19, 2013
Sounds like a Chinese sweat shop to me.
#5 Jul 1, 2013
Yep , its just as described with no shorts , no air condition etc etc .
Its a good place to work though if you can get used to it .
#6 Aug 1, 2013
its is a Job.
With so many out of work that's a good thing although The Jobs inside that place itself is Basically slave labor though.
pay is Very Low . Top pay is not any better at about a dollar more an hour .
Its loud , smells like chemicals and the majority of the people there don't speak English .
The twelve hour shifts with 3 breaks total was Just to much for me to handle .
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