A typical day at TruGreen consisted of morning safety meetings and then applying and selling it.
Pros: There were a few pleasant woman in the office, occasionally cold drinks were paid for by the company, when it was above 90 degrees.
Cons: Working with chemicals so harsh, they can impose extremely serious health risks to you, and your family as well.
TruGreen dumped toxic chemicals all over the state, had leaks in there hoses, causing such chemicals to drip on the highways and local roads. Employment at TruGreen was a hypocrisy of sorts. There was a high volume of drug abuse within the work environment. I learned that, despite what the laws state about pesticide application in the state of Massachusetts, TruGreen conducted activity that was clearly illegal. Our applicators were ordered under the severest of rain and flooding, to just keep dumping the pellets, or spraying the liquid. Most of my co-workers were potheads and absent of brain cells due to all the toxic exposure. Management: one manager was an alcoholic, one was a narcissist and the other was in it for himself only. The most difficult part of the job was a combination of sweltering summer days, with a subtle wind that would make the liquid fertillizer cover you from head to toe. The enjoyable part: being on the road, and as long as you hit your revenue goal for the day, nobody really bothered you. We just got yelled at a lot from customers because our sales department would call them four times a day, seven days a week, attempting to upsell more product that would yield no different results.