I was working at a warehouse for one month. I came in with a learning attitude, I was asking questions and getting tips to improve. The performance they wanted was to pick 26 boxes every 5 minutes. I would fluctuate between 21 to 29 boxes every 5 minutes.
This varies due to other factors, such as malfunctioning machines, slower co-workers, not enough caddies for everyone, and fluctuating workloads (despite best attempts to always keep moving). I also never had reliability issues, I always arrived on time and never had attitude problems.
Edit: I also remembered that other co-workers would take my caddies, if I were to slow for them or they needed work to find.
I also noticed that the indeed reviews mentioned similar problems I experienced. People would do their best, but only get terminated for pace and productivity. Despite the fact that employees with seniority worked slower and did not get terminated.
- Where should I begin to prevent something like this from happening again?
- What can I learn from this experience?
- Was I really a bad employee? Was I a lazy worker?