Pros: ability to plan your own working day.
Cons: no guarantee of work never verbally stated.
Head office send job sheets via email for me to print. I split the jobs into different days for their respective area and then plan each working day logistically, taking into account specific appointment times, clients operating hours and the most efficient route of travel.
Each day can contain any number of filter exchanges or new filter installations, – more... as well as the occasional tap installation. A number of Clients locations mean that parking can often be difficult, especially during peak periods throughout the course of the day.
I was trained on how to exchange and install the Brita Filters themselves, as well as understanding the process in more detail behind how the filtration system works. Other training included the removal and installation of a new tap in a domestic residence.
The day to day job is very solitary, contact with colleagues and management in other areas of the country is mainly over the phone but very rare. At the end of a working day I would then collate all of the completed job sheets and fill in my daily statistics on an excel spreadsheet ready to email to head office the same evening.
For me the hardest part of the job was the uncertainty of further work being sent over to me. Since the nature of the job is that you are paid per job you complete rather than by the hour or salaried, and the amount of work you receive can vary; there is not a guaranteed income each month.
Aspects of the job that I enjoyed is the ability to arrange and plan your own working day, and the freedom to choose your working hours. – less