Looking to switch

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Jordysmash, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Jordysmash

    Jordysmash Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys. Very new on here but looking for some advice. I’m located in Schuylkill county PA basically an hour away from Harrisburg, Allentown, Reading areas. Current job I’m at I make 70k per year. I have one year experience and have been with this new company only two months. Before anyone goes assuming I’m a job hopper I applied for a different job then the one I am in because i was told I don’t have the experience and all of a sudden I see job postings for the position with the experience level dropped. I ask if I can transfer being that was the position I originally applied for and they gave me every excuse under the sun of why I can’t. Contacted HR numerous times without much help or response so I’m pretty much over it. I plan on relocating south within the next couple of years so I wanted to join somewhat of a larger company so I don’t have to job hop and was trying to look into food service but the reviews on different companies vary so much and there is such an abundance of companies it’s hard to choose the best one to apply to. With that being said here are my questions.

    1. How hard is it to maintain/surpass my current salary. Or will I be making less if I switch
    2. I’m a hard worker but I’m looking for a somewhat laid back company as far as not being pushed to the extreme/getting the job done at somewhat of my own pace. I like to get the job done right and I always go the extra mile to make sure of that

    From my own research US foods seems more laid back the Sysco but that’s just from what I gather on here. Sysco sounds like they make more but are pushed harder. Reinhardt is out of the question they have a bunch of drivers that switch to my company that I work with and heard nothing but bad things. Not much info on GFS. I see Mclane gets some decent reviews. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    You didn't say which company you're at now and which company you're thinking about going to. However, if it IS a food company, then neither 3 of the choices are good ones.
     
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  3. Jordysmash

    Jordysmash Bobtail Member

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    I don’t feel comfortable stating the company name but it is not food service. And I have no idea which to choose from so I’m seeking info. Thanks for the reply
     
  4. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    Let me rephrase that:
    NO food company is ever a good choice.
     
  5. Jordysmash

    Jordysmash Bobtail Member

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    Can I get you opinion as to why? I understand you busy your ### but they seem to make a good wage
     
  6. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    Have you ever done foodservice?
     
  7. Jordysmash

    Jordysmash Bobtail Member

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  9. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Let me see if I'm reading this correctly.
    You have 1 year expierence.
    Your supposed to make 70 grand a year
    at your current job.
    You've been at the current job 2 months.

    So after 2 months at the current job thier
    telling you that you don't have enough expierence
    for the job.
    Even though they knew you only had 1 year
    Expierence to begin with.

    At the same time they are advertising your job
    For someone with even less experience than you have,
    To take your job.

    Sounds like they are just trying to get rid of you.
    So what happened for them to be determined to
    push you out the door.
     
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  10. Milr72

    Milr72 Light Load Member

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    Just because it doesn't fit what you want to do doesn't mean that it won't suit someone else. It is a money maker and it does involve manual labor, but there are thousands of drivers doing it and they are happy.
     
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