I started here with the intention of it been a stop gap. 11 years later I was stuck in a rut & finally put out of my misery. If you desperately need a job then this is for you. If you are retired but want some work then this is for you. If you are happy to coast thru life getting absolutely nowhere with no expectations then this is definitely for you. Its a job, you are a number, you earn minimum wage (overtime at the same rate???) regardless of your position unless your management. The only people that get to management here are those that wouldn't survive in any other employment so stay here, stuck in a rut. In 11 years everybody I saw with any promise and intellect quickly left.
The big Distribution Centre is the heartbeat of the whole business, problem is it's been on the verge of heart attack since day one. Nobody seems to realise that sorting out the Distribution Centre will trickle thru and have a positive effect on all depots it supplies. The 'not my problem' scenario was made for this place & all depots it delivers to as is 'blind leading the blind'. Nobody is accountable for anything it seems & nobody seems to realise the obvious solution.
The management of my old depot tried their best but it always seemed a bit Laurel & Hardy. 90% of the staff in my time there were all good people to get along with, the odd pain in the a but this happens everywhere.
As I say, If you are desperate, over 60 or happy to sail thru scraping by this is the place for you. There are lots of better jobs out there, it took me a quick phone call on my way home to find 1.
Minimum wage, same overtime rate, no xmas bonus, radios taken away to save pennies, No backbone. All day Saturday & Good Friday.