In a typical work setting, photograph processing workers:
- Have a medium to high level of social contact. They work with equipment and materials but also interact with customers.
- When they talk to others, they usually do so by telephone or face-to-face discussions.
- Often work as part of a team.
- Are somewhat responsible for the work done by other workers.
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- Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others.
- Are sometimes placed in conflict situations in which customers may be rude or unpleasant.
Physical Work Conditions
- Nearly always work indoors.
- May work physically near others, such as within a few feet.
- Are sometimes exposed to hazardous conditions and contaminants.
- Must be exact in their work and be sure all details are done.
- May repeat the same physical activities.
- Must allow the work pace to be set by the speed of machinery. This applies to photo processing machine operators.
- Often work independently, making decisions by themselves.
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- Set daily tasks and goals with input from a supervisor.
- May work part time or full time. Schedules are usually regular.
- May be required to work weekends.
- May be required to work overtime during peak seasons.