Peddling milk...

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  1. TugHillRider

    TugHillRider Light Load Member

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    my first week of peddling milk is complete. I’ve never been more stressed than I am now. Learning the routes, learning all the dairy products and then dealing with a foot of snow today was absolutely insane. The lift gate wouldn’t go up, wiper flew off and got stuck. Then we had a stop where we couldn’t back up the hill so we had to drag the stacks of milk up the hill through 6 inches of snow. Thought I was going to have a heart attack. 14 hours done today. I wonder if I can continue to do this.

    Anyone else on here peddle milk??
     
  2. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    No, I was looking at a job doing that a while back but talking to their drivers it seemed bad changes were happening with the company.

    Stick with it. There physical part gets easier as you adapt to it. The day will come pretty soon where you find that bit of work refreshing rather than heart attack inducing.
     
  3. TugHillRider

    TugHillRider Light Load Member

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    I never realized there was this much work to peddling milk
     
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  4. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    Should have applied to Frito Lay.

    Lol
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    i think either way, peddling milk or frito lay, he'll learn to hate the products so much, they will be banned from his house.

    his kids will up and leave, his wife will leave, his dog will leave, even the fish in the tank will jump out and run away..

    cuz he'll be one mean SOB each day he comes home......

    in my earlier years, i had worked for RPS (long gone, they became FedEx ground), and i had to hand load trailers with Play doh...a child's toy...

    each case was about the size of a cinder block, and weighed about 40 pounds, i kid you not.

    full trailers i had to load, one by one.

    i hate TO THIS DAY...Play Doh.......that if i go to a toy store for christmas shopping for the grand kids, i go bezerk when i see PLAY DOH....!!!!!!

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  6. TugHillRider

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    Already miserable lol Everyone keeps telling me it will get easier. Not sure!
     
  7. buddyd157

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    i think it gets easier when you peddle cranberry juice, but i can't say for sure.
     
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  8. okiedokie

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    The weather makes it tough. When it warms up not so bad. That type of product is heavy so there it is. Don't drink the chocolate milk....biggest downfall of ever new dairy product driver. Next you'll be into the ice cream bars. It's too late by then. Save yourself now, stick with the 2%. Lol
     
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  9. TugHillRider

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    Yep I’ve drank a chocolate milk every day since last Monday when I started lol still lost weight though, prob because of the stress.
     
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  10. snowbird_89

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    A foot of snow? Your company doesn't have a policy on snow?
     
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