Is working for food delivery really that physically demanding

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  1. DAX_

    DAX_ Medium Load Member

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    Got a phone interview with Gordon this week
     
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  3. Big8John

    Big8John Bobtail Member

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    Once you get used to it it’s not hard
     
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    What yard?
     
  5. Tonythetruckerdude

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    After reading this thread from the beginning I’ve just got this to say.

    I worked for Golden State Foods ( delivering McDonalds restaurants) for 33 years retiring in November of 2011. I’m 72 now and I’m enjoying my retirement tremendously.

    Food service is hard , no doubting it. But the secret to longevity as a driver is to not let anything hurry you. Do your job , work smart , and you’ll be fine.

    Some folks hate it. Me , if I had the choice to make again. I’d not change a thing.
     
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  6. Big8John

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    So the hard work isn’t ad on your body as long as you are safety minded?
     
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    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    Nope. If you work safely you can make a career out of it. Will you have wear on your body oh, yes... Everybody does as they get older but if you work safe and smart you can make a loan career out of it. If you work like an idiot it can be a very short career.
     
  8. Big8John

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    That’s what the senior guys tell me. I played sports in school and college so I’m no stranger to hurting knees, joints and back. I came from a job where I sat on my butt for 15 years. I left because of the little to no pay and lack of room to advance. I came to food delivery for the money. Lately I’ve been worried about if I can do this until I retire
     
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    As annoying as all the safety videos are about lifting and moving weight (if your company does them) they are the way to do it. Also just like sports, stretching is a must!
     
  10. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    you crazy too
     
  11. Big8John

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    How’d you deal with being away from family? I’m home every morning but it’s being far away Overnight that bothers me.
     
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