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How are the working hours?

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If you're a bobtail driver, the hours are from 7 AM until you're done with your route. Don't make plans for after work, because you never know what time you're getting off. They give you a route and will start adding stops to you're route and expect you to finish your route.

At Suburban Propane, you live to work not work to live... at least that's what corporate thinks.

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Unrealistic amount of deliveries to do. 4 X 10 hr days always turned into 6 12 to 15 hr days in the winter. Some employees are always busy, and some hang around with thier hands in their pockets.

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4x10 hour work week. Wed-Sat winter, Tues-Fri summer. Plus a 6-8 person on-call rotation depending on the season. Put your personal life on hold during the winter months especially weekends and holidays when on-call. You will get called out multiple times for anything. Be prepared to be woken up at 2 a.m. after working your shift and getting an earful from a customer demanding you get to their house ASAP because they ran out of gas. If your on-call during a snowstorm and get multiple calls, you will be pressured into going out and putting your life at risk driving a truck with 2800 gallons of propane on dangerous roads. And if you crash the truck because you were pressured by the customer and manager to make that emergency delivery, guess what it’s YOUR fault driver, YOU shouldn’t of been on the road.

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Good, My position was part time 28 hours a week. Tried to go to full time but it did not happen

Answered - Administrative, Customer Service (Former Employee) - Vancouver, WA

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40 Hours per week with On-Call being mandatory. Some weeks in the winter months totaling near 60 hours. Multiple call outs after midnight during winter months.

Answered - Service Technician (Current Employee) - Kingston, NY

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40-60 hours/week

Answered - Delivery Driver (Former Employee) - Tampa, FL

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8 to 6 andd on emergency call out 24 hours

Answered - Technician (Former Employee) - Miami, FL

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For me they were very loooong! I had been there the longest so I supported the staff in all areas including training. I didn't mind the hours though because it was always overtime.

Answered - Customer Account Associate (Former Employee) - Lakewood, CO

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Working hours are great

Answered - Leave Service Technician (Current Employee) - Boise, ID

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Great very flexible.

Answered - CSA (Current Employee) - Fort Worth, TX

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