Pros: 1 hr lunch, close to my daughters' school, sick days, hoildays, personal days
A typical work day a ProSource begins at 08:00am. Monday morning is payroll day. Gather all trip itiniraries from previous week from all drivers and driver helpers then key information into data base. Submit information to Miami (Headquarters) after payroll has balanced. It's now 10:00am, I need to check in with the order takers to make sure the trailers are not overweight with the products customers has ordered for their deliveries the next day. If trailer units are overweight, I must take merchandise and put on another unit. Trailers could not exceed 42,000 lbs. If trailers exceed weight limit, they cannot cross the weighstations. Now I have problems, weight fines, unsatified customers and drivers losing time. So I did my job right the 1st time to avoid stupid delays.
The hardest part of my job was trying to balance weight loads on week-ends from my house, hard but I did it. If I wasn't sure I would call my supervisor and he would help me. He was always willing to help.
Enjoyable part of my job was every six months the Transportation Dept. get together to do the drivers bids for their work schedule. We always found a nice resturant to do the bids, that meant we are going to have a great lunch and we are together as a happy family.
This job I loved. Didnot enjoy driving from Metairie, La to Gulfport, Ms everyday when ProSouce was sold to AmeriServe, but I did it until the company closed.