After leaving a very stressful job and long commute, this was a welcome respite. The materials we work with can’t leave the building which means that work will never follow me home.
The pay is under market and after speaking with colleagues, their pay is similarly low for the amount of experience. Annual reviews and raises, including a basic cost of living increase, are slim at best. Married coworkers rely on having their spouse’s income to support themselves.
My biggest problem though is that I feel that if I left one day and never came back, the work wouldn’t suffer for it. My daily activities and skills are nonessential to the role that anyone else with the position could replace me. Roles are firmly set and no cross-training, skill development, or advanced learning is encouraged until you have completed at least one full year of employment. Rather than growing and staying an asset to the company, we are stagnating.
Annual reviews and raises, including a basic cost of living increase, are slim at best.