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    Ontario Sysco Drivers and US Sysco Drivers?

    Hey guys, Well after a LONG interview prosses I managed to get in at Sysco. Just want to know how happy everyone is on the road. I know all about the unloading and lifting, how about your hours, start time end time also we are converting the ten speed to Auto now and I never steped into a Auto transmission before good or bad? How long have you been there. and do you plan on staying there. Any Navada Drivers out there? OMG I would LV to work out there. Oh ya what are you averaging in pay in your first year with ABC pay? Any info would be great! Cheers!!


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    congrats. i work for reinhart foodservice in milwaukee. it tough when you first start out but it gets easier once you get used to it start getting your own regular routes...

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    I worked for Sygma (Sysco offshoot) for about 3 months. I guess some people like being out in sub zero weather at 3:30 in the morning, tired as hell from driving and throwing cases of food all night, but it just wasn't for me.

    I'm 6'4 235 pounds and in decent shape, and that job litterally broke me down physically and mentally.

    If you plan to do this type of work you'd better make sure you know what you're getting into because it's very grueling and I'm not exageratiing.

    Not only all this, but if Sysco works the same way Sygma does (which I'm pretty sure it does) you'll start off on the extra board which means you get the crap routes in the getto that none of the "seinior drivers" want. You'll also be working with a different driver every night (whoever they decide to sick you with) and that doesn't allways work out well.

    The plus side is you get to be home every 2 or 3 days and the pay can be good if you want to work non stop.

    They WILL at some point or another try to force you back out after having just come back from a trip. They tried that with me and that's when I politely told them to jam it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj8 View Post
    They WILL at some point or another try to force you back out after having just come back from a trip. They tried that with me and that's when I politely told them to jam it.
    They'll stop that when they can't get ahold of you. One thing that moves me to severe annoyance in a big hurry is last minute changes as I have VERY little patience for that sort of thing. The company would cease to exist as soon as I am in my pickup headed home, and they wouldn't hear from me until they ORIGINALLY planned to.

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    Sysco Union

    Hey Sysco drivers. Got my first day as a Sysco driver comming up next tuesday and we have a union. Just want to know if they like there union there. Also I'm working in Canada but we run pretty much the same. Let me know Cheers!!

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    Ahh, a Sysco driver

    I made deliveries twice to the the Sysco near Stockton(?), Cally back about ten years ago. I'll never forget it. The OTR grunts arrived at the docks the night before and camped out waiting for the delivery times while Sysco trucks were loaded overnight. At around 7 am, the army of union Sysco boys arrived. These guys had pressed shirts and even used little hand trucks to push their lunch boxes around. They really acted like they thought their #### didn't stink. I laughed at these pretty boys back then, but I see now. I'd join those guys today. No way would I drive a truck without being in a union. I want representation in the here and now. The days of this ol' boy's being on the road for weeks at a stretch doing a job that pays barely above minimum wage and offers no pension are long over.

    I'll be a pretty boy, sure. I'd gladly push my lunchbox around on a hand truck while wearing a pressed and starched shirt. It would beat the alternative by miles.
    Last edited by Tip; 04.14.2007 at 02.25 AM.

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    Medium Load Member mikroos5's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tip View Post
    I made deliveries twice to the the Sysco near Stockton(?), Cally back about ten years ago. I'll never forget it. The OTR grunts arrived at the docks the night before and camped out waiting for the delivery times while Sysco trucks were loaded overnight. At around 7 am, the army of union Sysco boys arrived. These guys had pressed shirts and even used little hand trucks to push their lunch boxes around. They really acted like they thought their #### didn't stink. I laughed at these pretty boys back then, but I see now. I'd join those guys today. No way would I drive a truck without being in a union. I want representation in the here and now. The days of this ol' boy's being on the road for weeks at a stretch doing a job that pays barely above minimum wage and offers no pension are long over.

    I'll be a pretty boy, sure. I'd gladly push my lunchbox around on a hand truck while wearing a pressed and starched shirt. It would beat the alternative by miles.
    all sounds well and fine unless you have worked there.

    you are a glorified lumper you start at 3am and if you are one of the lucky ones or have been there sense the dawn of time then dont expect to get home until 4 or 5 that evening.

    that little hand truck that you seen them with is well used becouse that whole truck is put on that thing and wheeled into the one of 25 to 30 stops that you will make that day.

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    Sysco Union

    Well I start on Tuesday and with the new hr rules here in Canada and US the Union should help. Also I'v been on the prehire drive that started at 4am we worked till 430pm 758 peices I slowed him down abit because he was showing me a lot. I agree a union need to be in a place like this or the turnover rate would sky rocket! Cheers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The piper View Post
    Well I start on Tuesday and with the new hr rules here in Canada and US the Union should help. Also I'v been on the prehire drive that started at 4am we worked till 430pm 758 peices I slowed him down abit because he was showing me a lot. I agree a union need to be in a place like this or the turnover rate would sky rocket! Cheers!!
    758? that's not too bad. I cant remember the last time i was under 900, honestly. And I never get a helper

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    Wow. Only 758 pieces? That is cool. I work at Sygma in Illinois and some of my stops are 300 a piece. You say this is at Sysco? That sounds simple to me. But then again I am used to doing 300 pieces in a little over 1hr and 30 mins.

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