New work, I already want to resign
I'm back from the dead!!! And I have to say, the lab I'm recently working in really has bad management. Yes, I am employed as a laboratory analyst again, but this time, for a well known food manufacturing plant that manages all starbuck's products and other companies that are in line withh starbucks.
Every single day, we get an insane amount of food coming in and out of the lab for physico-chem analysis and for sensory evaluation and contaminant check. every food manufacturing and food lab has this. at first, I thought I would enjoy this job. I mean, who would say no to free food? who would say no to starbuck's discounts and production rejects I could share with my sweetdevouring sisters? I know people wouldn't say no to this. I would though. I value my rest a lot.
It's unfortunate that they require 6 working days here since it's production and not testing. I would honestly never have taken the offer had I known that I had to work 6 days. I'm not surprised though since almost all the labs that surround my area function for 6 days a week, sometimes even the whole week and they just shift around the employee's schedule. That happens.
It's also not rare to find labs that run for 24 hours. So yes, my company also has night shifts. Even my previous company had night shifts, but my lab supervisor didn't require any of us to do a night shift while it is required here.
A week of working for this company and I honestly give up. My workload is light, sure. employee benefits are so good, but the role they're giving me is basically for a supervisor and they're basing this on my laboratory experience. For the past few days, I had to lead some product recall investigatiions and it's fortunate that despite my knowledge of food preparation, my chemistry knowledge helped greatly.
I'm happy to have found a solution to a problem, but my decision-making skills really stops functioning when it comes to my life XD
Anyways, I decided to try the BPO industry since I'll be placed in night shift sooner or later.
As to why I want to try this area is mostly because of the commute XD
The commute to my current lab takes 2 hours, not because it's far but because of how ridiculous the traffic gets. Without the traffic, I would be in the lab in just 30 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, the BPO facilities I've tried applying for are so close that I only need to travel for 20 minutes (that's with traffic. 1 if there's no traffic). Also, BPO only has 5 work days and yes, there's OT but it can't be as bad as the 3 hours I usually had to give to my previous company.
At this point, I really don't care about what people say about how toxic it gets in there, all I care about now is that I get enough rest and the prospect of saving up so I can survive in this country and hopefully I could leave here sooner.
My apologies for ranting this much, My family just doesn't understand how bad the commute here gets and how tired I am from having to render more time in a lab than the working hours they pay me for. (they're lucky they're all wfh). I just feel like I won't get to enjoy my life if I'm just gonna be locked up in a lab for the rest of my life.
I do plan to go back into a lab when I get the chance to leave this country. When working conditions for chemists aren't as bad as the one here.