As a Skip Driver you go all over the area, not just localised to your depot. You meet many lovely customers/contractors on your daily shift. When you get to site/address, its a challenge, which I love, and the skill to position your truck to drop or pickup a skip is a good test of your ability. All the doom and gloom posted here on this site isn't a fair representation of many drivers who love working for Mick George, which is growing rapidly and is well recognised in the building trade as a key player for the products and services they need. Mick George is undergoing replenishment of their vehicle stock, so, as time goes on, the older vehicles will be retired. I can only talk about my personal experience with the company and am full of praise for the founder and organisation.
To sum up; there can be long hours and frustration with the traffic office and the 'marmite effect', whether you love/tolerate or hate it, but the scope to drive so many different vehicles and widen your skill level is down to you. So, don't be put off because you may actually love working at Mick George.
Challenging to promote your skills with a rapidly growing company and decent pay for your efforts, .
the harmonising of office, coordinators and drivers is the area which needs improving, but as new technology and practices come into play this will improve.