Merchandiser (Ancien employé) – Calgary, AB – 15 août 2019
As a merchandiser you go to local retailers (Wal-mart, RCSS, CO-OP) and stock chips from their backroom. Managers giev a set limit of time to do this which is usually quite attainable, but they also understand if you have to go over your time. They paid fairly well and as a weekend merchandiser you got to work all holidays so lots of money. Overall PepsiCo was good to work for.
Free food, actually pays competitively, management is fair
On call 6 days a week with no option for advancement
Delivery Driver (Employé actuel) – Delta, BC – 14 août 2019
You are expected to drive 40' tractor trailer into places that they do not belong. The company will sacrifice safety for delivery. I have had 8 managers/supervisors/interns in the last 4 years, none of which had any driving or delivery experience. The trucks break down daily, the trailers are trashed and full of black mold, and this is the second summer of no AC (they continue to look into it), and the equipment is always broken, or falling apart. The "Drivers Board" is based on seniority, based on hire date, and based on work available, so many times your left waiting for a 4:30 am phone call each day that doesn't come. You have an option to Merchandise (fill store shelves) for far less pay and tends to be more work, all while driving your own vehicle to each store. Many times you only get two driving shifts a week and on those two days senior drivers are in on OT or Double OT. If a route opens up and nobody takes it you are forced based on seniority to take it, often times being thrown on a 7pm-3am night shift 5 days a week, usually with 2 days notice. As a new driver, with the least seniority this is the route you will start on. 3 days off in a row are rare, even after working 4x10's they will call you with one day off and expect you to come in. This is not a company you want to try and start out in, their is no advancement, you lose any and all seniority if you leave the drivers board to work in the warehouse or anywhere else in the country in the same position. There is no schedule, no routine, and must be available 6 days a week.
On call 6 days a week, long days, no schedule. Horrible driving and working conditions, poor truck, trailer and equipment condition.