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Old Dominion Freight President, CEO, and Director David S. Congdon
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    Stressful Drudgery for Social Outcasts

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Thomasville, NC
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Thomasville, NC

    I have been working at Old Dominion Freight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay with no higher education requirements.
    Strange working hours might be a good shift for some.
    Great for those who fear social interactions as talking to coworkers during work hours is prohibited.
    Other departments are supposedly better, but generally a minimum of a year to transfer and often take a pay cut.

    Cons

    Never know how long you will have to work until just before the end of your regular shift. OT is mandatory and some weeks you will work 50+ hours, others 36.
    Obvious favoritism by management
    Worst training program, period. You must learn by doing and there is a lot of pressure to pick it up fast. Your pay is extremely low the first six months.
    Constantly changing rules that you must keep up with because if you don't do everything exactly according to them you are fired or your pay is cut because salary is based on accuracy and speed.
    Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a given if you stay in this position.
    You are chained to your desk for however long your shift is for the night.
    UHC healthcare is only option and they are terrible. They will run you and your docs around in circles to avoid paying anything.
    HR is clueless. They never seem to get the paperwork done for hiring process in a timely manner and some of the questions, especially about your health history, may have been illegal.
    Working hours are hard to adjust to because it isn't 2nd or 3rd shift; it is 2.5. OT and lack of sleep can be stressful for you and anyone you live with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk down to employees. I was treated with more respect at my first job in fast food at 16.
    Managers must know what is going on and be able to make decisions, not ask the assistant.
    They should also be able to answer a direct yes or no question.
    Make it clear to new hires just how long it will take to get that big salary that is promised.
    HR is not helpful, especially to those working nights. Get them some additional training and don't have people that are servicing employees that work 24/7 all working 8-5 with lunch from 12-1. Saying email or voice mail is good for communication would be nice if they answered them. It is ridiculous to expect 65+ people to communicate their personal information through an intermediate manager who works partially during the day and can thus face to face with them and as a manager carries the weight to have someone answer a question.
    Get some other options than United Health Care.
    Completely overhaul your IT department and how the system is set up for data entry. This new upgrade in the development stage is a Band-Aid on an arterial gusher. The system is very inefficient and completely backwards in that data entry makes do within the constraints of the system. The end user should dictate what the system can do. The current platform is 20+ years old--that is a dinosaur for any type of technology. Compare the salary of someone in IT with the salary of a high end data entry person. That one IT person can program something that will make at least 75% of data entry department unnecessary.
    Do you realize other departments call data entry "boot camp?" Have you wondered why they do? Why do so many of the promising employees start interviewing to transfer as soon as they can? Do you really believe the high turnover rate is simply because of the shift we work?

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