Underpaid,Undervalued,Overworked,Hire & Fire At A Whim
Driver (Former Employee) – Leeds Hunslet LS10 1QR – 23 September 2018
Typical day - (zero contract hours,minimum wage even after 8 hrs worked) 7:30am start,don't arrive too early,you'll get made to work unpaid until then,expect average 12hr+ day,+ working saturdays.You can also be sent home at a minutes notice unpaid or after you finish your break if no work to cover whole team,rota can be changed at minutes notice to suit company,any plans you've made are irrelevant.Will end up using you're own phone at you're cost to solve company's problems.Current management Unapproachable and hostile to drivers but not with favoured ones who received best runs that were kept especially for then and not first come first served but most of us are seen as the lepers of the company,(high turnover of these due to poor treatment they receive),KPI's,business figures and personal sales bonuses are paramount,so office based personnel/staff are treated much more favourably by station manager.Good delivery & collection driver co-workers eventually get ostrasised and forced out,whilst some lazy,sneaky workers can do no wrong(Nepotism also in part).
The most enjoyable part of the job actually was getting out on the road away from the internal politics and inequality caused by management cronyism inside the depot,and releasing those stresses by having some banter with the customers.Would certainly be a decent place to be employed under more superior directorate.
Poor management leading, Long hours, Little training, Undervalued, Minimum wage, Zero hours contract