Lots of hours for little money
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Chester, Cheshire – 16 May 2019
Worked at the Chester branch for 4.5 years and it was great at the start could earn decent money until 1 year in they brought in a system called paragon it ruined the Job. We went from being able to collect upto 21 cars a day to struggle collecting 10 and doing the same hours 10 to 14 hours mon to Friday and when they pay you per car it worked out that we were all earning less than minimum wage. Some days you will get a long run to aberystwyth in your 07 plate daf that's had about 40 different drivers abusing it and half a million on the clock which is usually around a 12 hour day due to the distance and you might only collect 4 vehicles and earn about 50quid for the day and go home caked in oil and dirt. So to cut a long story short if they changed back to the old system not a bad old Job with plenty of variety.
Fun days out, christmas party paid for, variety at work
Long long hours for very little pay