Working with a Professional Moving Company
Lumper (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City – February 27, 2015
Working as a lumper isn't like most job experiences. I didn't stay in one place, instead I lived in a semi truck with my employer. Work came as his dispatcher sent us the relevant info. Most days were spent driving. Days we did work were typically hard, but usually satisfactory. If we were moving a person who's belongings were already packed I would spend most of the day bringing boxes and padded furniture from the house or apartment out to my employers trailer. He would then organize what I brought out to him in a neat and orderly fashion.
My coworker's varied from job to job because we usually didn't work in one area for very long. Most of the people I worked with were friendly enough. Since it was an unconventional job the managment was different from what I would expect from most other jobs.
The hardest part of the job was the heavy lifting, some pieces of furniture weighed an excess of 500 lbs. I never lifted these alone but it was hard all the same. The most enjoyable part of the day was honestly closing the trailer doors because that meant we were done for the day.
The occasional tip, or free lunch.
Long hours (sometimes 12 or more), I wasn't able to come home while employed as a lumper.