Best Job, fun, job security, great people to work for & with,
Transportation Generalist (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – February 6, 2014
One of the best jobs I have ever had. I miss it very much!
A typical day/night at work.. come in get your truck, do a pre trip check on it and then head out plowing your road, usually a group of us team up and plow it all at once then go help each other on other plow routes to open the roads up faster for a safer commute.
What I have learned, well before I started with MN/DOT I never knew how to drive a tandem or any equipment for that matter. but going through their training I learned very quickly and loved it ever since.. I love being in the trucks independently or working together as a group.
Management is ok. Just like us they are doing what they are told. Don't always agree, but agree to disagree at times is ok too.
LOVED my co workers miss them all very much. we look out for one another on the road and feels like a big family.
Hardest part of the job, getting up in the middle of the night, missing holidays and just time in general with your family sometimes but they do understand for the most part.
Most enjoyable, would be knowing you have your road plowed and people you don't know, and the ones know and love that drive that road are safer because of you.
Great OT, great people to work with.
missed time from family or events.