Will run as far away as possible
Contract Courier (Current Employee) – Vandalia, OH – June 13, 2014
The work you do for Priority is actually not that bad. Stat drivers get a minimum guarantee, so sometimes you can be busy and sometimes you can be really slow with no issues. The thing that gets to me is how the company has become. Dispatch makes you seem like a worthless piece of trash to the customers, when in reality you are doing what you are told when you are told to do it. Customers have complained to me personally about the way dispatch treats them when they call and no one does anything about it. This does not even begin to touch the subject on the way dispatch talks to the drivers. And if you want your shift to end at the designated time, don't count on it. It doesn't matter if you have something to do, or another route to run. You are classified as an independent contractor, yet you don't make your own schedule, you don't dictate when you're going on lunch, you absolutely have to answer at all times during your shift, and you are required to do any run given to you if you expect to be paid your minimum guarantee. All Priority cares about is themselves. They want to make sure that they are your top "priority" in life, which is obviously a no go when you have family. After talking to a few other drivers and reading the reviews, I see I'm not the only one who feels this way. I have also learned that it will not be long before these same drivers who are tired of the bull decide to walk out on the job.
you can make decent money
after spending said money on gas and dealing with the dispatch you have to work with, is it really worth it?