Looking back on the three months I was employed with Schwan's, I realize how it was absloute insane what I did there under poor conditions that the average person would never tolerate. After reading the other postings about Schwan's, and realizing what this company is all about, I am almost ashamed of myself for enduring what I had to do week to week to earn a bare minimum wage paycheck, and call it a job. When I was hired in December of 2008, I was assured that would be no week-end hours.
Week-ends are for family time I was assured. Therein was the first major hidden clause, because what they fail to say is if your numbers are not up to par for the week, or if you are off for any reason whatsoever during the week, you need to come in on Saturday and work to make up for the poor numbers, or missed day. However, there was also a hiidden clause that if the manager person of the depot decided that the overall numbers for the week were not up to par for the entire depot, then everyone neede to come in on Saturday !! She pulled that on all of us one Wednesday morning, when we were all there getting ready for the day. Because of overall numbers being poor, we were told to come in on Saturday. There were a couple guys who had already made plans for the week-end, and as a result they were quite upset.
IN conclusion, Schwan's seems to have a problem keeping potentially good employees and the reason is quite clear. The $32000 starting salary sounds decent at the onset, but when you sit down and realize the hours you are required to put in Monday thru Friday, the numbers work out to be about $12.00 an hour !!! I think a greeter at WalMart does better than that, and at least your not busting your a*s in and out of a truck 10 or 12 hours a day.