Pros: money was good
Cons: pay union dues and still no union representation or refund.
Had only 2 training days, watched others get 3 weeks training.
Early start, different route every day, heavy lifting, 12+hrs. a day.
Learned roads in different cities and states. In a union environment there is no cohesion between management and labor. I expected this going in having worked in a union shop before and can usually avoid their issues by working hard.
As a driver there was not much co-worker interaction.
The hardest part of the job, was the equipment(trucks) was sub-standard for new drivers, directly leading to my termination, Company did not provide GPS, and was terminated using my own GPS. Constantly being sent to other states and new area GPS was a necessity.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing new places, meeting new people, and knowing that I went above and beyond to help the customers and they appreciated that. Strong sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.