warehouse operative (Former Employee), wednesbury – May 1, 2013
my typical day starting early in the morning 6.30. returns team, scan magazines, good into bins, rubbish up the line into scrap bins. as a team sorting out part works to be sent back to publishers, put on a pallet ,labelled ,loaded onto wagon.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee), Wednesbury – March 26, 2013
Pros: three day working week
Cons: long hours
A typical day at work involved organising and arranging stock(magazines) to be packed quickly and effienciently. I learned a lot of valuable skills including packing, scanning, using sap system, maintenance and repair of equipment and stock control.
The hardest part of the job was to pack the stock a quickly and at the high degree of accuracy which – more... the company had set (99.95%). – less
warehouse operative (Former Employee), Wednesbury – March 20, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: no guarntee on what time finish
Started at 7pm. Went in found out where you worked. Then start with helping other colleagues. then set up the pack to be done for the "twilight shift". then start work on our section.. work till 12am then have a half an hour break. then comeback can finish whenever the computer said the time we look to finish is. Learnt that no job is for life and various – more... other skills that will come in handy for my next job. Co-workers were brilliant had a write laugh with them. probably the only thing I miss from that place. The hardest part of the job was probably not knowing what time you are going to finish, it normally varied from 1am to 6am.
Enjoyable bit of the job was payday if we did overtime which was mostly every other week and the work colleagues. – less
packer and driver (Former Employee), devon – January 24, 2013
Cons: very early starts
1.00am get up and go to work. The lorries would deliver to warehouse and we then would have to sort and pack into various titles and then load onto van and deliver to various retail outlets. I had a very good relationship with management and all my co-workers. We all worked well as a team. The hardest part of the job was out in all weathers but the – more... most enjoyable part was being out on the road and seeing various different people it also fitted with my family life at the time. – less
Delivery Driver (Current Employee), Worcester – July 4, 2012
Pros: short hours
Cons: very unsociable hours
My current position involves delivering and collecting magazines and newspapers accross the county. The use of hand held scanners is very important as it tracks the delivering of the magazines and the delivery time of each drop. The hardest part of the job is having to get up at 2am each morning and trying to have a social life. The most enjoyable part – more... is that its only 5-6 hours work so i have the rest of the day to myself. – less
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee), Coventry – June 28, 2012
Pros: a good relationship with colleagues
Cons: nothing to complain about
I fed the track with boxes of magazines for the scanners.
Stacking empty boxes on pallets for storage.
During 25 years of work there I did numerous jobs including yard work, recycling packaging, occasional deliveries using light vans ('Transit' type) I also did some scanning, labelling etc. I was responsible for logging Van mileage, organising services – more... and cleaning the vans. – less
transport supervisor (Former Employee), slough – June 20, 2012
Pros: work with very entusiasting team, work on rota
Cons: work 6 days on week including sunday
I have 6 years experience for transport, FLT driver , manage over 100 drivers. Responsible for newspapers and magazines delivery/returns collection achieve correct delivery time reduce complains from customers reduce overweights yard marshal
Deputy Night Manager (Former Employee), Sheffield – June 15, 2012
Pros: good colleagues
Cons: six days a week and weekends
Always on your toes,time sensitve product so no second chances.Learned to be adaptable and responsive to changing situation.Decent management and good co-workers made the hard times bearable.Dealing with late deliveries was a headache,but hitting all KPIs left me feeling of accomplishment.