I started as a temp for Sanmina in 1995 when they were in Richardson, TX. I was begged not to leave and offered a permanent position. After 3 months my supervisor (a good ole boy from the Alcatel GOB's) decided to retire and started driving production beyond capacity. When my school time interfered with his production quota (12 to 14 hr days) he decided that as a salaried employee, I was not entitled to a day off and terminated me. The owner, manager and my supervisor constantly drove the business into the ground with excess capital expenditures, expensive toys and mismanagement practices. At first, the loss of employment was devastating, however, I soon got over this and aligned myself with a company that values their employees and has a firm grasp on production controls and capacity planning. In short, Thank you Sanmina, for releasing me. It was the best thing that could have happened!
I was employed by sanmina from 1993 until 2013 after 20years I just quit. I am so happy because it was not a nice place to work after sanmina took over. For example they monitored how often and how long employees used the bathroom.