Silver Fern Farms
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Silver Fern Farms Employee Review

good job

3.0
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14 June 2016
hard fast work< grading wool.
load machine, load bins of wool, wash down machines. stack pelts. drive fork lift. move pallets around.
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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Pros
hard
Cons
chemicals
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