I worked at Armor Express full-time (More than a year)
This was an amazing job. Met lots of friends, learned things I never would have expected. The hours were great, got lots of overtime and benefits. Management was friendly and helpful. Plenty of room for cross training.
Really the only downside to this job was the pay. The overtime provided helped some, but I started out at $8 and at the time there was a freeze on all raises. $8 an hour is just not realistic pay for factory work. I make $3.50 more at my current job in retail. I loved this job and hated to leave but I really did not have a choice.
Advice to Management
Pay your employees up to par with the manufacturing market! Realistically most workers there should be paid at least $12 an hour, like all other manufacturing jobs in the area. There is a lot of turnover for that reason alone, but you have some great workers there and they deserve the pay for the job they are doing. $12 an hour to save lives seems reasonable to me.
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