Most of the time the supervisors were fair and commended employees for doing a good job. Many times the supervisors would buy pizza for the whole department out of their own pocket to let us know they appreciated all of the hard work we did. The upper management however were not this way. They would lie to employees/supervisors in our company meetings about receiving safety and performance rewards. When we met their goals, they promised we would all get brand new jackets (even taking down our jacket sizes and having us pick the color) we never got them. At one of the company meetings upper management threatened to change all of our schedules to a rotating swing shift if we didn't produce better numbers for them. I cannot say I trusted them or felt we were being treated with fairness after they said that to us.
Support from management
Many times the rules and directions we were told to follow, would change from day to day. An example would be that we were not required to wear leather gloves on the production floor, a coworker of mine cuts his hand while unscrewing a garden hose from a water hookup, and suddenly, he gets written up and is told he was supposed to wear gloves at all times even though this was never enforced before or after the accident occurred. It seemed to me while working here that the supervisors would pick on certain people. The guy was overweight but still a good worker, I feel they picked on him because of two reasons, his appearance, and his nationality.