Not the best place to work for in the refuse service.
Loader (Current Employee) – Horsham – 1 August 2016
Nothing really good about working in the refuse collection section of the council. Hours are long, rounds are rubbish and the day just drags on...
A typical day would be arriving at 5:30 to start your day at 6. You get in your lorry and start heading to your round and you just do that all day. Nothing else. Just go to the bins, set them up and walk along. Also because you have to help everyone else we never finish before finishing time which is 5pm because no one wants to help and get the day done. Breaks are just stupid and you only get 1 break for your 11 hour day. Pay was alright but not the best. I got £7.50 an hour which isn't the best but I wasn't a driver... Well I'll get to that in a sec.
Lorry's are constantly breaking down and staff are usually annoyed because the lorries have broken down and the staff are working. There's no fun in it. Just turn up do your round and go home. There's no inspiration or anything there. It just doesn't inspire me to work there.
Management are alright. Some just don't do nothing or will just tell you off for no reason. One person is alright though. Also since I passed my test they have constantly said that I will start driving and I've not had a single day driving. That's why I am moving jobs.
If you are over 45 and just want to get some money and that's it. Working here is brilliant and it passes the time quite fast.Other then that it's not a brilliant place to work for.
Always leave at 5pm regardless, can leave earlier if everyone works together.
Long Hours, No one helps out, No one works together, Backstabbers, lies, always stuck waiting for pods, no fun