A step above a "paperboy", but you pay the expenses to run their business
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – April 24, 2019
No raise no matter how many years of quality service you put in (not even a cost of living increase). No mileage pay. The drive time you are paid is based off minimum wage & the amount of time it takes you to service a store 20 min. away will not cover the 40 min. round trip of drive time that costs you $10 for gas. You use your vehicle, your phone & your time to run their business. The expenses in gas, car parts/repairs, phones & phone service will exceed your paycheck. There is no respect from customers & some store employees because the products you service are no longer wanted (books/magazines), so they see you as being in their way. It's a very physical job that is more like a rigorous gym workout, including lifting heavy totes/boxes up over your head or crouched way down low (lifting, lugging, pushing, pulling, constantly up & down). It's a job to pass time (for the socialization with store employees) when your kids are in school, but by time you are done with the expenses, you are better off staying home (always cleaning to do) or finding a job that pays you what you are worth!
It's something to do, you have a week day off
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