Pros: free product, weekly pay
Cons: management, no team work, no training
I applied for a vacation relief route position with Bimbo back in October 2013 in Oklahoma City. I received a phone call in July of 2014 about this position and if I was still interested. So be prepared to wait a while once you apply. I interviews 3 different times before I was hired.
Vacation relief drivers work 6 days a week. So be prepared. You'll have either Wednesday or Sunday off.
Bimbo does have a union, so advancement opportunity is seniority based, so don't look to move up too soon.
The DM I interviewed with told me that I would have my own route within 6 months because of my previous vending experience. This unfortunately, was not the truth. I had 5 vacation relief drivers ahead of me, so I wasn't going to get a route anytime soon.
Out of all the vending jobs I've had, the bread business is the best paid once you get a route. And its and easy job. IT'S BREAD.
A typical day will start you out around 3 am to 5 am depending on the route you have. You load and unload your truck everyday and you are responsible for most of the ordering. Only a few account call in there orders. Depending on how fast on are, you could be done anywhere from noon to 5 pm.
The nice this is that most accounts, you don't have to worry about getting checked in. So that saves a ton of time.
Working here, you'll never have to buy bread or snack cakes ever again. You're encourage to take home product. PERK!!!
As a vacation relief driver, you will work 6 days a week either have Wednesday or Sunday off. Which ever of these two days you work, you will be doing pull ups only making – more... $90 for the entire day.
Be ready to be contacted by management at anytime of day or night to run a route. An you will only get about a hours notice ahead of time.
I was warned by one of the DM's prior to starting that communication was a ongoing issue between management and employees. This was a huge exaggeration. There is little to no communication between the groups. You can't have drivers starting between 3 am and 5 am and management shows up between 8 am and 10 am. And most of the managers are gone well before the drivers get back to settle out for the day.
For Pay, I was told when I was on a route, I would get paid 10 % of what the route made and if I wasn't on a route, I would only make $90 a day. Every route person there will tell you that they make $1,000 a week which is a lie, most routes make $60,000 plus a year. They don't wanna tell you the truth because most are affair that you will take over there route.
Needless to say with all of the miscommunication and incorrect information I was given, I decided to look elsewhere for employment.
In closing. If you don't mind being given incorrect information, working crazy hours, having no life and only speaking to management when they need you for something. This is the job for you. – less