Working Full-Time at Henderson Products


Carter Peyton (11) welds Dump body parts together in his department.

Kennedy Rees, Staff

Making more money and working longer hours, Carter Peyton (11) has decided to work full-time through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Before students were told to stay home, Peyton welded for Henderson Products part-time. Peyton had only started working two months prior to the start of the quarantine, but his supervisors offered him full-time work once it was announced that school would no longer open for the rest of the school year. Since taking the offer, Peyton works 40 hours a week instead of the 20 hours a week as a part-timer. 

Henderson shut done the week of May 6 for cleaning. Peyton feels as though the clean up was successful; therefore, he feels there is no need to wear personal protective gear. “There are a few people wearing masks, but we were all brought back to work in waves, so not many of us feel we need protective gear,” Peyton said. 

Peyton also says each room was sanitized, and if someone feels sick or has any symptoms, they will either go home sick or not come to work. Starting at 5 a.m. Peyton attends morning meetings and then welds parts for plows in his department until 3:15 p.m. Every Friday he and the rest of the employees in his division have off if they reach their unit for the week by Thursday. 

“I don’t regret choosing to work full time because I trust my fellow employees,” Peyton said. “And I will continue to work full-time until next school year.”

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