Pros: paying union dues to a union that does nothing to help save your job or help you get transfered
Cons: a 12 hour day, crammed into 8 without overtime, management, only making half the pay of all the other route drivers who got commission, never getting what was told to me when i accepted the position.
I was hired by Sara Lee/Bimbo Bakeries as a Thrift Store Route Driver. This was an entry level route sales position or so I was told. When I was hired, I was told that I would be on salary pay for the first 12 months, then I would be put on the depot average pay scale or get bumped into sales. When my one year came up, I got put on the back burner for – more... about 3 months then I was told that I would now be an hourly paid employee at about the same pay. I was also told that I would no longer be classified as route sales and be at stand alone seniority and if I wanted to be in route sales I would have to apply just like anyone else. I was there two and a half years making the same amount as when I started. Upper management felt that my store accounts needed to go back to the "traditional routes" so my position was eliminated and I got laid off. A week before my lay-off, a position became available at another depot. I applied, got interviewed, had to come in the following Monday morning 4 hours before I started my route to get a feel of the job responsibilities. Again I was put on the back burner for a week. Then I get a text saying that the company has gone in a different direction and "good luck". Since then several positions have become available, I've applied and called HR and have gotten ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSE!! Management is a joke. They talk bad about things you do wrong but when they make the same exact mistake and get disciplined themselves they become your friend and ask for advice. And don't bother asking how to move into another department because all of a sudden your trying to take someones job. Words get switched around by management and they never back you up!!! – less