This program is a frickin joke. I got hooked into this stupid (and I do mean stupid) job by a Penske recruiter who actually led me to believe they recruit for all jobs. She was Penske specific and she fed me this song and dance about "you can go into sales for them or management". I left a job where I was a SALES guy, an account executive; I know how to sell, for this backwards move of a job. I show up first day; placed in this joke "RMT" program; and I'm inspecting trucks, I'm chasing around the hiring manager (Rental Manager) all over the parking lot getting mileage out of trucks.
As the job goes on, (I've been here 5 months), there is no sales or management or end in sight. The guys who are also RMT's at this job? They've been doing it for 2 and 2 and 1/2 years. You work directly with the grease monkey mechanics, which is about the best part of the job.... if you don't mind having them sneak into the rental office and farting at you, telling you dick jokes, etc.
I don't even know where to start. There's a time clock. Coming from the sales job I had, what a joke! I don't honestly even know why they require a college degree. In ohio, I've worked many a morning where the weather is 10 degrees or 10 below. Rain, sleet, or snow, you'll be out in it. Soggy socks, yup, all day long. You'll work weekends. You'll be treated like a janitor. Wanna know what the "RMT" does? Folds rental blankets, hangs signs on chain length fences. Takes the rails off the flat bed trucks. The ONLY sales part of the job? If you can sneak away long enough to make "cold calls", these are calls made to current customers. It's not a sales call at all. "Hey have you been needing to rent a truck lately?".... the customer will counter with 'no moron. If I needed to rent a truck, you guys would have been called." Much of your day will be spent as a glorified receptionist, in which you answer endless stupid questions that you have no answer at all too and no clue how to answer.