Jovita Kararinaite

Jovita Kararinaite

Harvester

Location

Tyholland, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

How long have you worked at Monaghan Mushrooms?

I have worked here for 8 months.

Can you tell us a bit about what your job – what do you do on a daily basis?

My day starts early, usually around 6am, but it could be a few hours later depending on the mushroom growing rates that day. Before we start harvesting we wait for the supervisor to give us instructions for the day. The work is planned well, we have breaks during the day and always finish by 6pm.

I work four, five or six days per week.

What do you like about working here?

I like it because of the good wages and reasonable hours. I decided to come to work here because some friends suggested it.

What advice would you give to anyone who was thinking of applying for a job here?

I would suggest this place because you have your roster, so you know your start and finish times. Overall, there is a good team here. The language is not an issue at this farm. I speak a few languages and the supervisors and managers can speak a few languages too, so it is not an issue at all.