Second Man (Former Employee) – Huncoat, Lancashire – 30 March 2019
If you like to be bullied, over worked and under paid this is the perfect job for you. Long hours with no thanks. 6am start 9/10pm finish. 50/60+ hours per week. There is no training given you come in and just get put with a different driver every day. Stupid amounts of unnecessary paperwork to fill out some of it gets put in the bin it’s put in there daily pack to give the second man something to do, ringing customers at 6.30am which annoys a lot of people. You single handedly carry beds on your own so you have to be strong or get strong very quick. If you do arrive back from your run early they will make you go back out with extra deliveries. When you arrive at 6am and you wagon is not loaded, that’s not a problem they just make you load it, even tho it’s the job of the wear house. You get to handle people’s dirty old beds and mattresses covered in old bodily fluids with no PPE some people houses are covered in animal mess. You do get the odd nice customer the rest of them are horrible they spent thousands on buying a bed they think they can treat you like dirt.
There is racism going on within this Dispach Centre, don’t tell anyone you will probably loose your job. Don’t trust the office with anything, make sure accidents are reported the office try and fob you off saying they don’t have time, just demand you won’t be leaving work until the accedident pack is filled out because you are screwed if you can’t work due to an injury no sick pay no compensation. When the wagon is loaded it’s not secure, drivers and drivers mates have had beds land on top of them, one lad sufferedmore... a broken elbow and was knocked clean out after an unsecure load fell and knocked him out of the wagon. If you do decide to work for this corrupt company ask the drivers about joining the union but don’t let the office get wind of you joining the union you will loose your job before you get chance to join.
The turnover of staff is unbelievable new faces every day some last 1 day some last a few more, this is due to the lack of training. If you need the toilet you have to wee in a bottle or poo in a plastic bag on the back of the wagon, if you do it in a customers house you will face disciplinary.
The 21,000pa may sound very good but with the amount of hours that you do it’s less than national minimum wage when you work it out
Don’t delete your indeed app when you get this job 2 hours in you will be looking for another jobless