The workplace of a meat butcher is often in a cold environment. They have to work in cold conditions so that the meat is kept fresh throughout the butchering process. The environment is also a very humid environment that often has smells that some people find hard to handle. Those who have a weak stomach may find this type of work environment difficult to handle.
Cutters will either work in a factory setting, a butcher shop, or a grocery store environment. They will work around dangerous cutting machinery and tools that can cause injury and even death if they are careless. They will work with all types of cutting tools, including slicers, grinders, knives, cleavers, and cutting machines. They will also work with meat hooks and other hanging devices.