While I really enjoyed the travel and meeting the customers, their pets, their children, neighbors and friends...I HATED the depot. The hours are terrible. They tell you that you can make your own schedule, but the reality is that in order to make your own schedule, you need to earn AT LEAST X amount per day. If you haven't made that, then you need to stay out until you do or your drive time runs out for the day. Some routes are easier because there are a lot of customers ready and willing to buy in that area. Some routes are terrible for varying reasons. Maybe the customers were treated poorly. Maybe it's a low-income area. Maybe the customers are far and few between. Unfortunately for me, I lived a fair distance away from my nearest depot, so I had to drive over an hour each way. The entire time that I worked there, I was on 5 1/2-6 hours of sleep a night, sometimes less. A lot of gossip there, too. Petty gossip. While I miss my traveling and enjoying the visuals, I'm glad to be gone. They manipulated me and they don't care about your well-being.
Travel, commissions, customers
Poor management, gossip, extremely long work days