Pros: unsupervised work, benefits, overtime
Cons: heavy workload, long hours, no flexibility in scheduling (cannot swap days with others), pay, scheduling, attendance policy
I work for (this is my last week) coca cola in NJ as a merchandiser. I've been with them over a year, still floated around to different stores. I'm forced to work sometimes an hour and a half travel time IN MY OWN VEHICLE NOT REIMBURSED. I haven't even had as much as a choice in my days off. Started off seasonal 10-hour days and going to school....was – more... offered fulltime, no mention of change in schedule. Went from 10 hour days to 8 hour days, still had the same number of stores? Usually an average of 4 stores and 1 re-hit....so that's 5 stops with half of them having multiple pallet deliveries. There is no regard for your work load or end time....sure the overtime is nice but if i need to get out and my stores aren't done, we have a mandatory 2 hour overtime which literally happens even day. Some day's ill "do them a favor" and work till it's all complete which will sometimes run 7-8 pm....and sure enough in my phone ill have a huge workload for the next day that happens to be 30 miles further than the last store.
happen to hit traffic in that hour commute? Penalized with a late. 3 lates? "step 1"...wanna come off step 1? 60 work days of perfect attendance, if you get 1 late in between then....60 days from that. another 3 lates? "step 2". so on and so forth. try making it to work early every day when you don't find out where you're working till sometimes that morning.
for a multi billion dollar company, they can at least afford to pay us to travel these distances. they used to, till Jan. – less