After seventeen years as a DSD truck driver working for Kellogg's mine and many other jobs are coming to a end. At one time this would have devistated me to loose the job that I have always loved, but not anymore. Kellogg's is not the company that I was so proud to be a part of anymore. Any management or sales we had that had been with the company for any length of time had been forced out. To save money i guess, they lost decades of trust and relationships with store managers. From that point on it was auto ships and forcing unneeded product into backrooms, taking advantage of store managers trust. But it didnt last long. pretty soon they caught on and every delivery was a fight. Then came the assult on the drivers. Having a camera staring at you and the road at all times second guessing every move, is pretty unsettling and i never quite got use to it. We were told when the cameras went in that they were for our own protection from being fired, but it has been several years now and i have never heard of even one attaboy, but quite a few terminations. Kellogg's installed GPS locators in our trucks (several acccutaly) but none have ever been able to show a map or give directions. Wouldnt have mattered if they could have I guess as I would have been fired for looking at or touching it on camera. This is not the company or job it once was so avoid if you can. As for me getting a job with another lousy company wont be to hard so I dont
mourn this one.
Layoffs are actually closer to ten thousand than eleven hundred