Update on the Pepsi job i went for in Tampa

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Jmelendez1223, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. authentic251

    authentic251 Light Load Member

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    You're on to something with that move right there. I'm interested in that side too. Let us know where you wind up.
     
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  2. buddyd157

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    maybe they needed someone to start right away, from down there, and you didn't live there?

    did you have a place to live if you got the job?

    i might be confused on why you went all the way to Tampa, for a job, wasn't there any phone conversations previous to this, about where you live in NJ.?
     
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  3. Jmelendez1223

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    no i didnt have a place to live but was willing to relocate and with me traveling over there was because i have plans to move to florida with my little family and when they call me the lady knew i was living in jersey and they still brought me in and on top i have a friend who works there at pepsi so kind of confused on why i didnt get the position...
    And the guy who interview me understood my situation because he had told me yea i did the same thing as you got a email and call from pepsi to come in for a interview and flew for that one day and look now hes working there ...

     
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  4. bryan21384

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    What's killing OP is his lack of experience. He may have to do OTR or even something regional just to get a little drive time under his belt. This is really a crapshoot because OP has no experience and hes going up against drivers who have some or lots of experience. Even if he could do 6 months somewhere, that'd make all the difference in the world. To the OP, you are going to have to dig a little deeper and check out craigslist or look on the job board here on TTR. You may need to find an "under the radar" company.
     
  5. buddyd157

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    well, i too have applied for jobs, both city and state, (mostly for the highway depts, or garage) and i had all the qualifications, but was never hired. so i know the feeling. but also (from my point of view), i was going in cold, i had no one that was a friend or relative that worked for either. to me, i always say it's "who you know"..

    so in your situation, maybe you do have a friend, that put in a good word for you, but.........it comes down to how do they like your friend..????

    on the other side, maybe they wanted a resident not a potential resident, so that you could start ASAP..they may not have the time to wait while you get back on down there, set up a place to live, get your license transferred, etc,etc.

    sadly, it's always something that snags plans.

    i think that if you want to move say down to FL, then do so, on your own first, get all things established like i mentioned, then get the job, then get the family on down there at a later time.

    it takes some sacrifice to do so, but it works out later
     
  6. buddyd157

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    yes, this is true, they have line haul drivers, or drivers that have been there for a while and want that bump up in pay, hours, etc.

    union shop or not, many employers "hire from with-in" before they seek outsiders.
     
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  7. FlaSwampRat

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    He absolutely does not. We hire non experienced guys all the time. The rejection email from coke is bs that everyone gets, I got it twice before I got hired. @Jmelendez1223 I stopped the word. Said I had a boy up north looking for a job down here. I'll keep ya posted.
     
  8. FlaSwampRat

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    Okay, here is the deal with the rejection letter. That comes from a guy named Schneider in Orlando that apparently doesn't know anything about anything from what I hear. Don't let it get ya down because I got two of em before I got hired and I did put a word in and I'm hoping to hear something tomorrow. As far as needing someone right now...yes and no because we aren't literally dying or anything but always need more help due to the high level of turnover (guys don't like to push pallets on the heat). The reason everyone gets those rejection letters even when they shouldn't is the company is going thru huge growing pains being as how it is a brand new company (2015) we are up to about 5000 employees now company wide so it's getting some size to it while everyone that runs it is still kinda used to a much smaller company. If you are able to get in you would be working out of the same building I do (Madison).
     
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  9. Jmelendez1223

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    lolol my boyyyyyyyy lolol but na thanks and what they say so far


     
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  10. Banker

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    You could always go back to Buster Brown! Lol
    They are advertising on TV here in Louisville for peak drivers at $35 an hour. Some will lead to full time jobs. This will be my 8th year not being there for peak and I can’t say that I miss it.
     
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