In a typical work setting, upholsterers:
- Have a medium level of social interaction with other people. They usually work alone while upholstering furniture. However, they also talk to customers or supervisors, usually in person.
- Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other workers.
- May work as part of a team.
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- Occasionally are placed in conflict situations where others may be upset about the finished product.
Physical Work Conditions
- Almost always work indoors. However, work places may not have air conditioning or heating.
- Occasionally wear safety or protective attire.
- Are sometimes exposed to loud or distracting sounds and noise levels, such as from sewing machines.
- Work physically near others.
- Must fully complete and be exact in their work in order to meet customer needs.
- Repeat the same physical activities.
- Usually make decisions and set daily tasks and goals in cooperation with other workers, customers, and supervisors.
- Must meet strict weekly deadlines.
- Usually work 40 hours per week. May work longer if self-employed.
- May work weekends if their job requires them to meet with customers.