Sale and deliver Schwan's Products
Route Sales Driver (Current Employee) – Gorham, ME – October 25, 2016
It is a sales position as well as delivery, therefore, it has always been a job that required you to push product. When I started this position, we started our day at about 8 AM and were considered a first shift position. In the past six months, it has been changed to 2nd shift and we are trying to deliver product and sell it in the evening. Not only is it difficult to find homes in the dark, people are less interested in dealing with sales personnel in the evening.
Also, all the routes have been changed and we are expected to make 60 to 70 stops in a 10 hour period as well as travel to and from the station in that time. The management has become very controlling with regard to routing, etc. and less understand of the fact that most of the drivers have a sales relationship with the customers and know what they will want and when it is best to see them.
I have enjoyed meeting the people on my routes and the customer contact. However, as a result of the change to 2nd shift and the lack of time for a family life, I am looking for a position that affords me more chance for advancement and an opportunity to spend time with my family.
Good Pay and Benefits
Long hours and demanding physically and mentally.