Working the Production Line

Life on the production line was tough. It was physical, it was repetitive, it was monotonous and it was long. Some people loved it, some didn’t, and during the course of the project we heard from people who had worked on different areas of the production line across many decades.

Physicality

Work on the constantly moving line was physically demanding and fast-paced. Newcomers found it tough until they got the hang of it.

Martin B

It’s quite strange because the work’s hard. You turn up and you see people and you think it looks all relaxed. I mean, you get on one of these jobs and you just sweat like…

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Monotony

Work on the constantly moving line was physically demanding and fast-paced. Newcomers found it tough until they got the hang of it.

Lewis S

Then we turned up on the day of our induction and they did turn around and say, you know, ‘Be prepared for a tedious job because it is repetitive’. I was quite used to that…

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Health and Safety

Martin W

This, the thing that you know now is Mr Health and Safety wasn’t around, not like he is around now anyway. You can’t open the door now without checking first if you’ve got a sticker…

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Camaraderie

Roy A & Stephen HP

Roy: It’s like a different life in this place, you’ve got a life at home and then you’ve got a life in at this place. Stephen: There’s people doing repetitive functions for 8 – …

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